Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

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A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Internet domain name.

8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Internet domain name.

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Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Internet domain name.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

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Having covered all the bases to ensure that your corporate name is available, the domain name can be acquired, and the name doesn’t infringe any existing trademarks (as we discussed last week ), now is a good time to look at the categories of intellectual property (IP) that are relevant to most startups. The gulf has widened with the proliferation of social Internet / user-generated content and mobile application startups. Intellectual property.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

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What we at Traklight often take note of is the many different intellectual property issues that the show touches on. See Also: Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property. Image via HBO.

4 Steps To Register A Trademark In India – The Fast And Cost Effective Way

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Raja Pannir Selvam is a Managing Attorney with Selvam and Selvam , a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property. His main expertise lies in Trademark law and Domain disputes within the field of intellectual property.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. Internet domain name.

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

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If you are a entrepreneur in Colorado who is working on something related to the Internet, please consider signing the following letter to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet opposing the Protect IP (PIPA) Act. I’ve written why I believe PIPA is effectively censorship and an incredibly dangerous and destructive bill to our economy, entrepreneurship, the Internet, and free speech.

It Should Be A Crime – But Isn’t

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And law enforcement regards such fraud, theft of property, or copyright infringement cases as a civil matter, because the case started with a contract or promise. By Gini Graham Scott, PhD. Imagine the scenario.

6 Landmines To Avoid In Web Development Contracts

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You’ve graduated from doing business with a handshake to a generic written contract downloaded from the Internet. Who is liable for possible intellectual property rights infringement? The creation of a web site will involve many intellectual property rights issues.

The Impending Explosion of the Internet

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It''s a transformation that concerns every company--even start-ups and small businesses--says David Mitnick, founder and president of DomainSkate , an Internet company that focuses on domain name arbitration disputes. Bigger Internet: Opportunity or Horrible Idea?

Innovators Travel to Washington to Oppose Intellectual Property Legislation

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)is bringing 15 venture capitalists specializing in Internet innovation to Washington on. association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies

Cyber Security At The Start

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Do we have an internet connected product/app? The complexity of cyber security is increasing as more and more Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being brought online. Professionalisms Andrew Ostashen cyber security information security Internet of Things

Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)

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Meantime, he has also proved a savvy political activist, taking the lead in organizing opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, the recent controversial efforts by Congress to regulate content on the Internet.

8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring

Startup Professionals Musings

A limited liability corporation (LLC) can be formed in most states for less than $100 directly through the Internet without legal assistance. Create and register intellectual property online.

8 Ways To Get Off The Ground With Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Create and highlight your intellectual property portfolio. Highlight existing presence on the Internet and social media. In today’s world, if your startup is not visible on the Internet, you haven’t started yet.

Internet Set for Wednesday Shutdown

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In a major protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PIPA), a number of high-profile sites are planning a total shutdown for January 18.

There’s gold in re-purposing intellectual property.

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The Internet was young, and the patented product allowed a visitor to dial into a computer (does anyone remember dial-up electronic bulletin boards?) Intellectual property is the principle asset of technology companies.

How To Talk About Competitors And Gain Credibility

Startup Professionals Musings

Emphasize intellectual property and dynamic product line. Do your research thoroughly on the Internet, with industry experts, and advisors.

Entrepreneurs Need To Understand Survival Basics

Startup Professionals Musings

In the jungle, it might be the strongest jaws, but in startups it’s more likely the strongest intellectual property. The good news is that the rate of entrepreneurship is down a bit, to pre-recession levels, according to the latest Kaufmann Index of entrepreneurial activity.

7 Key Steps From a Million Dollar Idea To a Business

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In fact, you can find websites on the Internet offering thousands of new business ideas, including “ Cool Business Ideas ,” “ Ideas Watch ,” and “ Business Opportunities.” Stake your territory with some intellectual property.

10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering

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Get your Internet domain name and website. Define some intellectual property. File a patent and trademarks to show real intellectual property. ABC Shark Tank Angels via Elite Daily.

6 Ways Startups Are Fooled By Prior Business Models

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Or ask PlanetRx, an online service for prescriptions, before the Internet was pervasive. Of course, there are many other common reasons for startup failure, including inexperienced teams, inadequate marketing, no intellectual property, business model doesn’t work, or just giving up too early.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

Selectively protect your intellectual property worldwide. The communication revolution and the advent of the Internet has brought about a new age of globalization.

7 Keys to Positioning Your Competitors to Investors

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Being first to offer something is often used to cover the fact that you have no patent or intellectual property. Do your homework ahead of time on all potential competitors you can find on the Internet, from industry magazines, advisors, and team members.

7 Reasons To Think Positively About Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

Emphasize intellectual property and a dynamic product line. Do your research thoroughly on the Internet and with industry experts and advisors.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Meet Cash Flow Peaks

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If your offering is exciting enough, you may get millions in small amounts from other people on the Internet to help you fly high over the valley of death. An example would be getting free office space by agreeing to be the property manager for the owner.

8 Secrets To Pushing Your Startup Ahead Of The Crowd

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Before you bring on partners, develop intellectual property, raise capital, or generate revenues, you need to establish an official business entity.

10 Preparation Steps to Win an Angel Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

Get your Internet domain name and website. Define some intellectual property. File a patent and trademarks to show real intellectual property. Every new startup I know dreams of being funded by an angel investor.

PA Board Member Judges ‘Hack for Pasadena’ Event

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Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

For example, Google acquired several of the robotics startups that had what was considered the best intellectual property. This is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis.

Startup Idea Stuck? Spend a buck!

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And he’s done what every good founder does in the age of the Internet – design/define a way to monetize that uniqueness, reach out to build an audience and then a market and disrupt the status quo. Pure genius, a clean intellectual property provenance and well worth a visit.

7 Due Diligence Steps Will Validate Any New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Even if the idea sounds unique to you, it’s worth your time to do a few Internet searches using relevant keywords. Check for intellectual property barriers in your way.

Students and Professors Try Open Innovation | Nature Publishing Group

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InnoCentive, an organization based in Waltham, Massachusetts, that uses the Internet to link ‘seekers’ — client companies struggling with pressing scientific or business problems — with ‘solvers’ — more than 250,000 problem-cracking minds around the globe, InnoCentive claims. American Exceptionalism Campus Eco-System Entrepreneurship Programs Funding Intellectual Property Professors Research Technology Transfer

10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering

Startup Professionals Musings

Get your Internet domain name and website. Define some intellectual property. File a patent and trademarks to show real intellectual property. Every new startup I know dreams of being funded early by one of the 318,000 active Angel investors in the USA alone.

10 Entrepreneur Alternatives To Investor Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

If your offering is exciting enough, you may get millions in small amounts from other people on the Internet to help you fly high over the valley of death. An example would be getting free office space by agreeing to be the property manager for the owner.

If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer

Andrew Payne

I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse. I just learned about a similar example in the hardware world.

Crowd-Funding Success Usually Brings New Challenges

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Many entrepreneurs seems to be convinced that the “crowd” of regular people using the Internet will somehow solve their startup funding needs, when they sense a lack of interest from accredited investors. Intellectual property is jeopardized.

7 Entrepreneur Traits That Let You Soar With Angels

Startup Professionals Musings

Registered patents and other intellectual property. Many key insights to success in any business can’t be learned from books or the Internet.

Web Pioneer Craigslist Now an Internet Bully?

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Craig Newmark once heralded the free information flow of the Internet. Now his company vigorously guards its intellectual property.