Your New Venture IP Portfolio Sets Investment Value

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio.

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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How to Protect IP When Outsourcing Software Development

Up and Running

The best thing you can do is create an IP protection strategy and document it in a business plan , so you’ve integrated it into your larger business strategy. Protect your IP with a carefully-crafted contract. IP assignment clause.

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Create your IP strategy early to avoid common pitfalls

NZ Entrepreneur

The reality faced by entrepreneurs is that legal services can be expensive and IP protection may not be an initial priority. But having an IP strategy can help you get the most from your IP and help minimize common pitfalls and legal expenses.

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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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What intellectual property (IP) steps should a startup take?

NZ Entrepreneur

IP steps for startups should be the same as for large multinationals, but within their budget. Make IP decisions and do so early. You need to have answers to the potential IP questions that may be raised by future investors or exit targets at the time of their due diligence.

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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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 IP Ownership Issues

Scott Edward Walker

For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. Below are the three most common IP-related mistakes that startups make — the first of which I discuss in this brief video with Jason Calacanis. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

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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.

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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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3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Analyze Patent Trends

YFS Magazine

Global IP strategist, JiNan Glasgow George, cites key reasons companies should capitalize on IP-driven growth opportunities. Business Law Grow Intellectual Property IP patents

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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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] Arthur: This is a matter between the owner of your IP (you) and the would-be user of your IP. The license to use your IP can be in the form of a one-time payment or structured as a continuing fee.

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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] Arthur: This is a matter between the owner of your IP (you) and the would-be user of your IP. The license to use your IP can be in the form of a one-time payment or structured as a continuing fee.

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University of Glasgow Offers Entrepreneurs "Easy Access IP"

ReadWriteStart

In a move to reduce some of the barriers to IP transfer between academic research and entrepreneurship, the University of Glasgow has launched a new website " Easy Access IP " that will make some its intellectual property available to the public for free of charge, without cumbersome licensing rules and restrictions. Available IP includes Terrier , a terabyte-scale information retrieval system and the Schyns Illusion , a technique for creating hybrid images.

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Is Your Intellectual Property Protected?

YFS Magazine

In case your IP is stolen or used without your permission, there are a number of paths that you can take. Business Law Grow copyright Intellectual Property ip theft patents trademarks

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 […].

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IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. Of course, HTML5 & native apps will enable the long-awaited vision of “interactive TV” I’ve written about this before (going back years): One more step to IP-delivered television (2008). I’ve started watching Netflix’s new original show, House of Cards.

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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?

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IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. Of course, HTML5 & native apps will enable the long-awaited vision of “interactive TV” I’ve written about this before (going back years): One more step to IP-delivered television (2008). I’ve started watching Netflix’s new original show, House of Cards.

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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.

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Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. intellectual property IP patent portfolio

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.

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Should a Founder License IP to a Startup?

The Startup Lawyer

Founder IP License Problem. Even if the founder offers the startup a completely startup-favorable license, the founder IP license scenario should be a non-starter for most startups. The problem is that even a free and exclusive license to the startup falls short of vesting IP ownership with the startup. Founder IP Should Become Startup IP. Founders should transfer their IP ownership to the startup.

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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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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.

How to File Patents in Multiple Countries

Up and Running

Law and Taxes Starting a Business intellectual Property IP patentsYour U.S. patent is granted and you are all set to implement your great idea. It might be releasing a new chain of products, enhancing the ongoing service, or maybe developing a new strategy to promote the brand or business.

Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

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

Should You Patent Your Idea?

Up and Running

Law and Taxes Starting a Business business protection ideas intellectual Property IP patent patents protecting your business startupYou or your team had a eureka moment and you invented something unique. You have a hunch that this could be the next big thing.

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! ]].

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Cutting-edge Security Technology for Construction Sites

The Startup Magazine

This type of technology includes HD cameras with IP connectivity, motion sensors, vibration detectors, time lapse photography and more. Construction sites have a number of inherent security issues.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces in Design and Marketing: Frequently Asked Questions (about commercial and non-commercial use)

crowdSPRING Blog

Marketing and branding Small business Start ups bitmapped font commercial fonts copyright copyright act design patent EULA font software fonts glyph intellectual property ip law opentype postscript trademark truetype typeface

6 Compelling Reasons Why You Should File Your Patent in the U.S

Kodorra

Unlike some other countries, United States have ironclad laws that protect intellectual properties regardless of your geographic location, as long that the IP crime is committed on U.S Business Entrepreneurship Featured Startups ip laws patent patent filing

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.

Why Your Business Needs Copyrights

ReadWriteStart

Savvy business owners understand the importance of intellectual property (IP) to their business’ success and most can name patents, trademarks, and copyrights as some of the various forms that IP can take.

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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.

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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 ?

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership. There are three deadly mistakes that relate to intellectual property (IP) ownership, all of which usually surface when the investors conduct their due-diligence investigation: 1. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g.,

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

NetSuite under Oracle: a progress report

deal architect

They mostly benefit from the incremental revenues but lose talent and value of the acquired IP. I have seen way too many large vendors under-leverage their acquisitions. The week prior, I was impressed by how Rob Enslin has started to. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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How To Prevent Business Betrayal (And Protect Your Ideas)

YFS Magazine

Good IP practices can actually prevent partnerships and employee relationships from turning sour. Here's a set of best practices that can reduce your risk. Business Law Grow business partners cofounders competition legal tips patents

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