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Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. Does your business have intellectual property? Years ago, Lexie started up a pool company and filed with the State to operate under “Crystal Clear Pools.”

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. Read on to see five common mistakes regarding intellectual property, so you can avoid the pitfalls. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP).

Intellectual Property Recommendations for Startup Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Steven Cohn, lead a conversation around “Intellectual Property Recommendations for Startup Product Managers”.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

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. It’s often possible to “ design around ” a patent to operate a business that achieves similar results in different ways.) Financial, technical and operational plans and forecasts of all kinds (trade secret).

Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law

YoungUpstarts

Understanding the four main types of intellectual property is a preliminary step to intellectual property acumen as patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights each have their own legal protections. Does my company own its intellectual property?

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

Taffy Williams

Monday, March 21, 2011 Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined This blog will eventually discuss several key issues relating to your technology, including: selection, acquisition of rights, due diligence, commercial market, time to market, end users, size of market, and much more.

5 Ways To Protect Your Idea From Theft

YoungUpstarts

Why go deep into how your budding brainchild operates when you can simply achieve this by explaining to the client or investor what it does? Professionalisms business advice business idea idea protection intellectual property intellectual property rights Lewis Robinson

Elon Musk Makes Right Decision Over Tesla Patents

YoungUpstarts

Musk said that if we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal.

5 Business Plan Secrets For A Successful Tech Startup

YoungUpstarts

Changes to the market, operational failures and legal problems can destroy your business.” He adds, “When evaluating the risks, ask yourself these questions”: What intellectual property laws apply to my products or services? What problems could arise in daily operations?

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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. The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law.

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. Validation also requires consideration of “freedom to operate,” that is, clarity that the product can be made and distributed without violating the IP rights of others. Crowdfunding crowdfunding Intellectual property IP startups validating IP

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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? Inventors do not always have ownership and rights to license the intellectual property they create. Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Pate.

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

Analytics provided by the BI department while intended to focus the organization on their core operations and progress toward aligning to their strategic objectives, increasingly can be the impetus for transformational change.

Take Advantage of a New Trend: Big Business Looks to Small to Innovate

Up and Running

Managing a Business Operations Strategy Sometimes it’s the smaller business that has more freedom to innovate. An increasing number of big companies are hiring small businesses to help them develop innovative products, processes and procedures.

6 Ways To Prevent Disastrous Outsourcing Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of discussion about bringing the work back home, since costs have gone up in less-developed countries, there are issues with intellectual property, and time zone and language differences make management difficult. Keep intellectual property keys in-house.

These 8 Disciplines Define A Fundable Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Register some intellectual property to provide a barrier to entry. A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio.

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

For medical devices it might be mechanical engineering, clinical trials, regulatory approval, freedom to operate (intellectual property) and figuring out a reimbursement strategy. How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup?

Expanding your startup into Asia? Here’s how to build out your operations in the region

The Next Web

The inspiration for my second post came from the many CEOs and entrepreneurs who come to me knowing they want to go after Asia and are aware of their target markets, but unsure of the best approach to start building out their operations on the ground.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Hypotheses about Intellectual Property, Reimbursement, Regulation and Clinical Trials found on the left side of canvas are as, or more important than those on the right side of the canvas. We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

If they decide to buy, large companies can: license/acquire intellectual property. Companies that acquire startups for their intellectual property, teams or product lines are acquiring startups that are still searching for a business model.

7 Critical Success Factors For A Services Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The critical success factors for a product business are well known, starting with selling every unit with a gross margin of 50 percent or more, building a patent and other intellectual property, and continuous product improvement.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

Gust

Until mid-2013, the USPTO still operated on the doctrine of “first to invent,” rather than first to patent. I’m a big supporter of building and protecting a portfolio of real intellectual property, and maximizing your startup’s valuation, but it shouldn’t be just a legal game.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Feld: You seem to be operating from a perspective of “implied suspicion.” I don’t work this way – I much prefer to operate from a perspective of “implied trust.” Some resources on this: Intellectual Property is More Than Patents Does My Startup Have Intellectual Property?

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Feld: You seem to be operating from a perspective of “implied suspicion.” I don’t work this way – I much prefer to operate from a perspective of “implied trust.” Some resources on this: Intellectual Property is More Than Patents Does My Startup Have Intellectual Property?

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A Joint Venture Just Might Be Your Ticket to Rapid Growth

Up and Running

For your joint venture to operate, you will need to employ workers. The intellectual property ownership. If your joint venture revolves around the tech or medical industry, then intellectual property is of great value to your business.

7 Business Realities That You Don’t Learn In School

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe more importantly, your long-term survivability is tied to intellectual property, like trade secrets and patents, as well as other less tangible items like your customer base, your experience, and your skills.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

This approach, popularly known as glocalization , means you have to design and deliver global solutions that have total relevance to every local market in which you operate. Selectively protect your intellectual property worldwide.

7 Ways Due Diligence Helps Before Final Commitment

Startup Professionals Musings

Related discussions include intellectual property status and plans. More often, it’s simply an innocent lack of disclosure of current relationship and operational issues which could raise investor qualms about the health of the business, despite a huge opportunity and a great product.

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

In the area of intellectual property, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) constitutes a sound model of an Internet policy regime that allows for innovation and Internet-based entrepreneurship. A sound regime for both protecting intellectual property rights and protecting companies against undue liability and legal traps for the unwary is part of that environment.

Join us for CONNECT Weekend, March 13-18

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Blog Boards & Advisors Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General Intellectual Property News People/Personnel Product/Technology Sales & Marketing We’re proud to sponsor the work of Innovate Pasadena , who is hosting the CONNECT Weekend, March 13-18.

10 Top Reasons For First-time Entrepreneur Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Even a non-profit has to generate revenue (or donations) to offset operating costs. No intellectual property. Intellectual property is also often the largest element of early-stage company valuations for professional investors.

Six Criteria for Outsourcing the Right Processes

Startup Professionals Musings

Intellectual property content. Some country cultures have little appreciation for software as intellectual property. Protect your intellectual property. Creative or operational.

Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business

YoungUpstarts

A business operation entails many transactions and agreements that should be recorded in written form. In a business operation, you deal with a lot of leases, whether involving your location or equipment. Intellectual property. by Melissa Page.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

These included; identification of a compelling clinical need, large enough market, intellectual property, regulatory issues, and reimbursement, and whether there was a plausible exit.

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

Steve Blank

Other companies operating in small markets with little R&D resources in their home country (ABB, Novartis and Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland, Philips in the Netherlands and Ericsson in Sweden) pursued R&D outside their home country by necessity.

PAs participate in Startup Weekend Pasadena

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10 Paths Which Often Lead To Early Business Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Even non-profits need a profitable business model to offset staff and operating costs. Bypasses intellectual property as not worth the cost.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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Swing by Swing Golf Acquired by Back9Network

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Company Creation/Operation Fundraising Intellectual Property Mobile News Product/Technology Uncategorized agreements Angel Company Sale Exit Strategy Pasadena Angels Startup Companies Startups The Wall Street Journal reports that Back9Network announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Swing by Swing Golf, a Palo Alto startup backed by the Pasadena Angels.

Are You Properly Managing Your Core Competency?

Startup Professionals Musings

Recently, Ive seen a lot of discussion about bringing the work back home, since costs have gone up in less-developed countries, there are issues with intellectual property, and time zone and language differences make management difficult. Keep intellectual property keys in-house.