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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.

Intellectual Property 101

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Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. IP is a not just a legal issue.

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified


I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. Trademarks.

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

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Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. My business doesn’t have IP.

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.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

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All businesses have intellectual property. In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories.

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you keep your IP safe from view. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, insured, and, sometimes, even risked.

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.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


Last month we covered the basics of intellectual property (IP) for startups, including a simple taxonomy, some common issues and related documents for entrepreneurs to use when forming a new startup. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? Barriers to entry ? Easier said than done!)

10 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Companies like Facebook and Twitter show that intellectual property isn't the must-have it once was. Patents aren't your only asset.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups


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. Intellectual property.

Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law


Does my company own its intellectual property? Most early-stage companies have little registered intellectual property, such as patents.

Startups and intellectual property: how much is a muse worth?

High Contrast

Every now and then, a comment merits its own post: I have a question regarding IP rights. The question is whose idea is it and who owns an IP for it? There is a legal standard as to what constitutes full IP ownership. The equal sharing I honestly find a little random but it’s very rare that the IP would be worth anything.

Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To IP Theft?

YFS Magazine

Does your business have the policies, procedures, and personnel emplace to withstand the impact of IP theft and overall security breaches?

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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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Dear China: Stop Stealing My Intellectual Property, Or Else

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Intellectual property theft is an enormous and growing burden for American business. They don't just look like our baskets. market.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

See Also: Intellectual Property 101. See Also: Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property. Here are the basics.

Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

Up and Running

The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as, “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms.

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What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property Around the World


Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. Start-ups should begin by applying for a domestic patent.

idealAsset is for IP


By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Intellectual property should be a sexy asset to sell. But in reality, IP sellers and buyers […] The post idealAsset is for IP appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin ideal asset

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Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

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. Image via HBO.

Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity. During this phase of the investment process, representatives of the investor group may agree to a non-disclosure agreement as part of their validation of the IP. I wonder.

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Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies

Ask The VC

On the heels of Yahoo suing Facebook for patent infringement followed by Tim Armstrong at AOL saying “hey Wall Street – look at me – I’ve got great patents also “, Andrew Parker (Spark) wrote a post that brought me out of my “intellectual property depression” titled Open Source and For-Profit Companies.

What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks


The major benefit of doing this is the fact that it will stop other people or companies from using your all-important intellectual property.

Traction is the new IP

Version One Ventures

“Traction is the new IP ” sums up perfectly how the technology space has evolved over the past decade due to the nature of the web. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

may be the only country in the western world not to recognize intellectual property rights in typeface design. What is copyright? Maybe.

The investment that didn’t happen

K9 Ventures

However, the IP climate remains unchanged, and it’s likely that other villains will continue to exploit similar situations.

Startups and IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

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IP ownership – lock it down


An issue that has come up time and again in our seed fundings is Intellectual Property (IP) ownership. For this reason, I will never fund a company until I see that every person that has ever been associated with it has signed over their IP rights. IP assignment for employees. All good. not employees).

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Have A Great Idea? Hold that Though!

Taffy Williams

In a few situations, this can be an issue,for example: · Presentinginformation before filing patents, copyrights or other IP, may prevent the abilityto protect the inventions or ideas. File IP before interacting – There are filings and inventiondisclosures your counsel can do prior to that special conference, meeting orother event.

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Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. Here are some specifics: Company name. Patents.

When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. Plenty. So is the promotional savvy.

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough


IP theft and other data breaches at startups are definitely trending up.". A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. That needs to change.

Classroom IP


The ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed in the classroom is a tricky topic. For clarity’s sake, I am not addressing in this post university ownership of intellectual property. A university typically does own the IP produced by its employees in the course of their university work.

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Intellectual Property Tips for Start Ups

Ask the Angels

As an Angel investor and retired intellectual property lawyer I am struck by the amount of money spent by startups for IP. There are so many cash demands made on a new venture that I think management should consider engaging in more self-help to meet their IP needs. Blog Intellectual Property Uncategorized

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IP 101 for Startups


Last week I spoke with Sunny Handa from law firm Blakes and some accounting and valuation experts from accounting firm BDO on intellectual property for startups. On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

In each case the advantages of using the wiki world to enhance what may have been considered to be IP was outweighed by the benefits of collaboration.

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?

Taffy Williams

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents? Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Pate.

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?

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In other words, you may have intellectual property. See Also Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property. Copyrights.