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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? This article Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To IP Theft? Business Law Grow Intellectual Property ip theft legal legal tips

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idealAsset is Match.com for IP

SiliconHills

But in reality, IP sellers and buyers […] The post idealAsset is Match.com for IP appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Intellectual property should be a sexy asset to sell. After all, you’re peddling pure potential: “Take this patent and make yourself a star…or at least solve some problem faster and more cheaply than you would have been able to yourself.”

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Startups and Intellectual Property (IP)

BeyondVC

Lately questions about Intellectual Property or IP have been cropping up left and right. Eliot Durbin (my partner at BOLDstart Ventures) and I had a long discussion this morning in preparation for his panel today about IP and patents. Last week, we met with a company and when we asked about their core IP, they launched into a 5 minute discussion about the various patents they filed. Yes, having core tech or IP matters but patents are a different question altogether.

Startups and Intellectual Property (IP)

BeyondVC

Lately questions about Intellectual Property or IP have been cropping up left and right. Eliot Durbin (my partner at BOLDstart Ventures) and I had a long discussion this morning in preparation for his panel today about IP and patents. Last week, we met with a company and when we asked about their core IP, they launched into a 5 minute discussion about the various patents they filed. Yes, having core tech or IP matters but patents are a different question altogether.

Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

Unless you have baked in the proper IP protection, it’s far too easy for a great idea to be replicated and for you to be out of the game before even getting started. The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

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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. If traction is the new IP, the question still remains if your startup should file a patent if you see an opportunity.

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IP ownership – lock it down

StartupCFO

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. But until such time as you have that lawyer, here are two templates to get you started: IP assignment for Independent Contractors (i.e. IP assignment for employees. This post falls under the boring yet crucial category.

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Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

The Senate bill is called the Protect IP Act. Politics dmca e-parasites internet protect ip

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

ReadWriteStart

IP theft is happening a lot more in startups," says Chris Porter, senior security analyst at Verizon and coauthor of Verizon's recently released 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report. "IP IP theft and other data breaches at startups are definitely trending up.". A brilliant idea.

Classroom IP

ithacaVC

The ownership of intellectual property (IP) developed in the classroom is a tricky topic. A university typically does own the IP produced by its employees in the course of their university work. So, when a faculty member or PhD student invents something during their research, the university will own it (just like Cisco owns the IP created by its employees). Let’s suppose a team of 4 students (Team ZZ) is in a business innovation class.

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Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

If someone asked whether or not your business has Intellectual Property (IP) and your answer is “I do not know” or “I doubt it,” you are not alone. It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting.

Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

Also, patent review is slower than Europe, as noted by Maier Fenster of IP firm Ehlich & Fenster in his presentation IP in Japan. Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. It is not even a top 10 trading partner.

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IP 101 for Startups

StartupCFO

On a related note, Miltons has just released a free book on IP for Canadian companies here. IP 101 for Startups – Tags: Management law 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. We covered legal, valuation, accounting and practical aspects. The slides from that event are below.

When Old IP Comes Back From the Dead

Inc Startups

What does that have to do with your IP strategy? There are multiple types of IP in this example. If this holographic entertainment goes on tour, it could turn into a whole lot of very real money because of what all that IP makes possible.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

Managing a Business intellectual Property IP trademarking trademarksWhen starting your own business, trademarking is just one of the steps to take to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. Essentially protecting your IP makes it easier to pursue legal action if someone steals or copies your work. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea. IP rights help maintain a businesses competitive edge.

Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

Button-down IP ownership and assignment issues (see post here ). Startup Issues 409A 83(b) election accredited investors checklist for startups corporate lawyer equity IP ownership legal checklist legal fees stock options vesting schedules

Startup Blog: Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights

Taffy Williams

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights In the last few weeks, I was having discussions with a group starting a company in the healthcare field. That is what I advised the NewCo to do, try to get all the IP under one company.

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. I’d like to take a step back and discuss the significance of IP as a component of the overall value that founders intend to create as they grow the company. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ?

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.

Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy

Steve Blank

Early on in my career I took a “we’re moving too fast to deal with lawyers” attitude to patents and Intellectual Property (IP.) Type of IP. _. That changed when I joined the board of a startup, and we sued Microsoft and Sony on the same day for patent infringement – and won $120 million. A few caveats, this post is not legal advice, it’s not even advice, and it deals with law in the United States. Outside the U.S.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

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. Second in importance only to talented people, IP in all its forms is the key asset comprising most of the value of any tech startup.

How to Protect Your Startup IP

Early Growth Financial Services

Not protecting your business’ IP or unwittingly infringing someone else’s can be a really costly unforced error. This week Allonn Levy of Hopkins & Carley and Glenn McCrae, EGFS’ Strategy Officer, gave a webinar on how to avoid the biggest mistakes startups make with IP. Mistake #1 — Failure to register IP.

3 Simple Steps to Avoiding IP Disputes

Inc Startups

An entrepreneur shares some tips for securing your brand. It happens all the time. An entrepreneur starts a business, with the perfect name, brand, and domain. They set up a fan page on Facebook. Then they organize the entity, pouring time and resources into the project.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

business crowdsourcing design How To start-up tips bitmapped font commercial fonts copyright copyright act design patent EULA font software fonts glyph intellectual property ip law opentype postscript trademark truetype typeface

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback

ArcticStartup

The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has announced the start of a public debate over this country’s new long-term intellectual property (IP) protection strategy, portal Science and Technologies Russia reportedearlier this week.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

3 Reasons Why The Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Help U.S. Manufacturers Protect IP

Inc Startups

Trade secrets - including manufacturing designs & processes, customer lists and R&D information - are the 'secret sauce' of manufacturing competitiveness

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

Not only are there key contractual issues that must be buttoned-down (like vesting and IP assignment ), but also there is a minefield of laws and regulations that must be complied with. Introduction I love working with startups – and trying to protect founders and watch their backs.

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

Up and Running

Nearly all businesses, whether they are small or large, are comprised of intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets, which can serve as the foundation for commercial success. Examples of IP and trade secrets include but are not limited to: Business plans.

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Are You Putting Your Business At Risk by Making These Mistakes?

Early Growth Financial Services

Business Risk #2 — Not protecting your IP Why is having an IP strategy important? IP could account for as much as 80% of your business’ value. You will get a higher valuation and be more attractive to potential investors and acquirers if you own your IP outright.

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The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors. Even if you simply decide to launch a crowdfunding campaign, you’re exposing your IP to risk. What IP do you have?

How This Fast-Growth Company Lures Millennials to the Suburbs

Inc Startups

Evolve IP of Wayne, Pennsylvania, recruits and retains a young staff by empowering them as "associates" and recognizing their charitable contributions

Global IP Address Growth by Country

500 Hats

Study this chart & map. It's a simple way to think about global economic growth & potential. excerpted from GigaOm article on the web getting bigger ).   Geeks, Tech, Startups Metrics & Measurement Politics & Foreign Policy

GREAT New Blog – IP Law for Startups

Ask The VC

Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches. She also promises to talk about costs savings in IP controversies and expose how some big firms are ripping off their clients. Her first post is Ten Smart Reasons to Learn About IP Law.

Insights Seminar: IP 101 for the Entrepreneur

The Startup Lawyer

If you are going to be in the Dallas area on December 13, my firm is putting on a seminar for startups titled “IP 101 for the Entrepreneur – the basics of IP and debunking common misconceptions“ David Foster, a patent lawyer, will be presenting along with Anna Benefiel, a Licensing Associate in the Office […].

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Allot is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenuegeneration solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Allot Service Gateway solutions for mobile broadband are compliant with 3G.4G/LTE and WiMax networks and provide full cell awareness.

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IPO? IP-no!

EIN News

have gone on sale yet. By mid-June, U.S. firms had raised $22.7 billion through IPOs. "A A lot of private equity funds and venture capitalists have been holding their investments for a

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Thus, it’s wise to lock down your startup’s IP early to prevent the lost founder problem. How to Lock Down the IP. Consideration for services rendered should be given to all developers and consultants that work on anything IP-related at your startup. If you won the lottery today, how many long lost relatives (that you don’t recall) would come out of the shadows of your family tree to test the generosity of their favorite relative?