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  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [IP] 8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs
    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. A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. You need all these before you start looking for funding. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [IP] Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property
    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. A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. You need all these before you start looking for funding. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [IP] The Twitter "Patent Hack"
    So IP that was partially funded by our firm was used to sue other portfolio companies. Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement.
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011
    [IP] Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs
    The content industry's lobbyists have forged two new bills, one in the Senate called Protect IP and one in the House called E-Parasites. My partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs. We talked to dozens of our elected officials about an issue that is very concerning to us, protecting the safe harbors of the DMCA.    The DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
    [IP] 3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights
    Look no further than Google and Oracle , and you’ll see that no company is immune from IP impasses. Unfortunately, we work with companies that realize the IP actually belongs to a former partner or the organization that the founders worked for during the product’s early stages. Obtain a Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement as early as possible to make sure the IP is clearly (and legally) assigned.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [IP] Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes
    To the best of my knowledge US law allows you to work on your own resources and in your own hours and let you personally own your IP. In some countries outside the US (the UK for example) employers can specify in an employment contract that ANY IP you develop while you’re employed by that company is owned by them. Make sure you own your IP.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
    [IP] The Pay-It-Forward Culture
    Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues. Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. We take it so for granted we never even to bother to talk about it. It’s the “Pay-It-Forward” culture. ——-. We’re all in this together – The Chips are Down.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [IP] The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi
    We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week. Today I’m handing her the largest A-round check I’ve ever written as a VC as we lead her $10 million A-Round at uBeam. As I’ve written about recently, at Upfront Ventures we started talking a couple of years ago about wanting to fund stuff with more meaning.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [IP] Lying on your resume
    But instead the minute I said, “my first startup used CATV coax to implement a local-area network for process control systems (which 35 years ago pre-Ethernet and TCP/IP was pretty cutting edge.) It’s not the crime that gets you, it’s the coverup. Richard Nixon and Watergate. Getting asked by reporter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume. I Badly Want the Job.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [IP] Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)
    The threat comes in the form of two bills, currently making their way through the legislative process – Protect IP Act (PIPA – S.968 ) and Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261 ). PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. Today Congress is holding hearings on what, if passed, would effectively become a censorship system for the internet.
  • DIEGO BASCH  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [IP] Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)
    Twitter limits API requests from a given IP address to 150 per hour (in practice sometimes less). I had to use a few addresses to fetch all the data over the weekend (tip that came in handy: some mobile carriers refresh your IP every time you go in and out of airplane mode). This weekend I fetched 1M random user profiles from Twitter, just because. I figured it would be enough to answer some interesting questions about Twitter. Here’s what I did, along with some conclusions.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [IP] Is This Startup Ready For Investment?
    Todd Morrill wanted teams developing Diagnostics to have a reimbursement strategy fully documented, the necessary IP in place, regulation and technical validation (clinical trial) regime understood and described and the cost structure and financing needs well documented. Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [IP] Notes on the acquisition process
    The most prominent one lately is “IP indemnification.” ” This is a complicated issue, but in short, as a response to patent trolls going after IP escrows, acquirers have been trying to get clawbacks from investors in case of IP claims. Ten years ago, startups financing was an insider’s game. Since then, the topic has since been widely discussed on blogs, to the great benefit of entrepreneurs.
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [IP] Have A Great Idea? Hold that Though!
    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. Interactingwith many entrepreneurs and inventors is rather interesting. You learn a lot, but you also have to cleanup many missteps.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
    [IP] IX WebHosting Review
    Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Here are some of the benefits you can derive when you patronize the company: The company offers generous and dedicated IPs for its members. This is a big advantage for those who want to access the web without their IP addresses. Introduction.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [IP] The Rules of Effective Copywriting
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The Rules of Effective Copywriting written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Joanna Wiebe. I’m back at it again with another episode featuring a copywriter who just happens to think that effective storytelling is effective copywriting.
  • GUST  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [IP] Copywrong Again: Founding the Next Pinterest or Napster?
    Copyright is not the only type of IP right implicated — and others such as rights of privacy and publicity become increasingly relevant in the age of social media — but it provides many of the most accessible examples.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
    [IP] Social Change Through Social Media: Kip Solutions
    In the last few years, the use of social media has risen exponentially around the world, creating new communities and outlets for communication—something Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar decided was an opportunity to trigger social change. ’” says Ip. Ip, Chokshi and Kavya collaborate with these different international groups in using social media to amplify social causes.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
    [IP] Going Global: 8 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Business
    Many businesses throughout the world are struggling to protect their ideas and intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly when expanding into international markets. The interesting regulations surrounding protecting IP is that unlike physical assets that have a defined location, IP isn’t bound by geographical constraints and can be moved between countries, each with their own unique tax systems. Today, the world is remarkably small.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [IP] What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Propery Around the World
    Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. The Start-Up Genome Project , which aims to map, model and analyze what makes start-ups tick, identified IP as a top source of competitive advantage for start-ups. What can start-ups do to protect their innovations and IP on the world stage during the four lifecycle stages identified by the Start-Up Genome Project: Discovery, validation, efficiency and scale?
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [IP] If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer
    Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
    [IP] How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup
    Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP. For a very small fee they can get your Delaware C corp registration, make sure that you have IP protection and ensure you didn’t make an early bumbling mistakes that you’ll pay for dearly in the next 7-10 years of hard work. For company registration, angel deals, Series A & B funding, Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP), IP filings and even litigation it doesn’t need to be that way.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
    [IP] How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
    Importantly, make sure that you retain IP rights to your custom work which needs to be part of the engagement contract. At a minimum co-ownership of the IP. If not specified in contract you might find yourself with future litigation over IP. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [IP] Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010
    IP Law for Startups , June 23, 2010 Groupon’s Growth Made Possible by Facebook - Leveraging Ideas , May 5, 2010 Automating Themed Logo Changes by Season - TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey , October 18, 2010 Selling a Business - A Guide for Investors and Entrepreneurs - Angel Blog , February 28, 2010 Minimum Viable Product in practice - Guy Nirpaz , October 17, 2010 Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [IP] 4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security
    PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. Cyber theft is no longer just a big-business problem, and the conversation concerning cyber security can be confusing and complex. The important question really is: What can you do to protect your business from cyber threats? See Also 5 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Hackers. Here are four easy steps you can take to make your business more secure and protect your customers’ sensitive information from cyber criminals.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming
    Anyfi compares the solution to VoIP: “The trick is combining Wi-Fi with IP, Internet Protocol, to break the tie between logical network and physical infrastructure, much in the same way as Voice over IP separates your phone service from the physical line. You can think of it as Wi-Fi over IP.&#. Swedish startup Anyfi Networks has come out of stealth mode and announced Anyfi.net, a new Wi-Fi roaming solution.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
    [IP] Top 4 Content Marketing Metrics
    New Users are the number of people viewing the site for the first time (or for the first time on their particular IP address) while returning users are returning to view your content again. This is the total number of unique IP Addresses that have accessed your site in the filter window. Top 4 Content Marketing Metrics written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Knowing how to use Google Analytics is the #1 tool any content marketer needs to have in their arsenal.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [IP] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
    There are many companies with phenomenal IP that is truly differentiated but where the original executive team squandered their opportunity due to inability to sell, market or service customers. There is often money to be made in finding places with under-valued IP. We looked at the IP and realized it was highly differentiated / hard to replicate. A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch.
  • CHRIS DIXON  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [IP] Who should learn to program?
    I’d also argue that if you are a non-technical person working at a web company the the first thing you should learn is internet architecture (DNS, http, html, web servers, database, TCP/UDP, IP, etc). There has recently been a lot of talk in the tech world and beyond about getting more people to learn computer programming. I think this is a worthy goal*, but the question should be considered from various angles. Jobs & the economy.
  • SECRET FORMULA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
    [IP] Five Lessons Learned From Bringing Cleantech to China
    tl;dr: Experienced cleantech CEOs leverage China instead of fearing it – enlisting self-interested partners to defend IP and manage risk. IP is the big challenge. When we asked about key challenges experienced in China, intellectual property (IP) protection topped the list. This is no surprise – tales of IP leakage in the country are legion, with cleantech’s most glaring example being the outright theft of American Superconductor’s wind turbine software.
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [IP] Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators
    Virtual Legality: Legal Letters Claim Oculus VR Made The Oculus Rift Using ZeniMax IP. There’s an amazing amount of bad activity going on in the world of tech right now. It’s predictable – when things start going well the switch flips from fear back to greed and all sorts of craziness ensues. One of the things I see appear is a steady stream of crap aimed at innovators.
  • CHAGANOMICS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [IP] AMZN accounts for over 40% of North American ecommerce sales
    They would buy up the IP and inventory and stores. AMZN accounts for over 40% of North American ecommerce sales. Amazon Basics: adding apparel & retail would boost sales. Perhaps a good move during the current political regime. This came up when rumors began around the American Apparel bankruptcy. The idea for American Apparel was perfect. A seamless integration could begin. If AMZN were to buy M, KSS and KORS $36 billion (give or take) - would this be a good thing? $36
  • SCOTT EDWARD WALKER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [IP] Walker Twitter Highlights: June 4th – 10th
    ” [link] I’m excited that Bruno Tarabichi, a solid IP lawyer, just joined our team: [link] “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…” -Mark Cuban [link] Blog-Related New motivational vid post: “If You Live Without Fear, Anything Is Possible” [link] I just uploaded Drew Houston’s recent presentation at Stanford – some solid stuff: [link].
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
    [IP] Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business
    As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are protecting your IP and not committing IP infringement. by Melissa Page. If you’re running a small business, you need to be on top of legal basics to make your business successful. To make sure you don’t encounter any nasty surprises, here are the common legal issues behind running a small business you should be familiar with: Contracts.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [IP] How to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Avoid Wasting Time
    The thing is … what I see many sales execs do is burn up countless hours on mid-level campaigns that get torpedoed when the go up the organization due to lack of budget, a desire to own that core IP or other more pressing organization priorities. One of the questions I’m most often asked by CEOs is how to hire sales people.
  • ASK THE VC  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [IP] Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies
    To protect companies with original IP from smarter, faster, aggressive companies who catch the imagination of consumers and advertisers. 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.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [IP] The Oracle Way
    Oracle has already shown itself ready to take aggressive action in its pursuit of protecting its IP in the Google Android lawsuit. enterprise technology tech Oracle startups IP lawsuits business acquisitionsOnce upon a time, Oracle was an industry leader because they provided an innovative product. The relational database was a sea change in the way companies collected and leveraged data.
  • DIEGO BASCH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
    [IP] If You Use Comcast DNS Servers, You Cannot Read This
    [Edit: I changed the CNAME record for the root domain to be an A record pointing to the Posterous IP address (currently 184.106.20.99). However, I don't like that solution because if Posterous changes its IP address then everything breaks. This seems to be fixing the problem. Also, I feel a bit stupid but I'll leave this post up because it may be useful to someone else.].
  • VC CAFE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [IP] Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress
    Allot Communications -a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. Ceragon’s microwave solutions enable risk-free migration from TDM to IP, providing fiber-like connectivity and supporting all wireless access technologies, including GSM, CDMA, EV-DO, HSPA, LTE and WiMAX. These solutions support a cost-effective evolution to a service-assured, all IP/Ethernet network.
  • GUST  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [IP] You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand
    I hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early. As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to start selling yourself and your idea. The result is they get no feedback, no credibility, no visibility, and no investors until months later than they expect. I’m definitely not lobbying here for promising things you can’t deliver, or hiring a publicist before your first programmer.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [IP] Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. They envision a stable environment after that point, and may have convinced themselves that they will be safer and happier with a livable income, maintaining a loyal but flat customer base.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006
    [IP] Christine: Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom
    « Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy | Main | Transforming Video on the Net » Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom "Bits are bits." " - Thats how Jason Krikorian of Sling Media took his place onstage at Spring 2006 VON today, drawing parallels between video over IP and VoIP issues: Most solutions are created for the industry, rather than for theconsumer. Christine (.net)
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
    [IP] The Internet is Ready for Things
    4G/LTE is a pipe for IP packets. I’m not a fan of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), but it is the best way to describe a future where more and more devices are Internet-connected. As computation and communication get cheaper, more “dumb” devices will be “smart” and on-line.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [IP] Public Wi-Fi Security Threats and How to Avoid them
    This will take you to a different server at an entirely different location, enabling you to access public network without giving away your actual IP address. When you are done, just turn the public Wi-Fi off, disable VPN, and you will return to your device’s original IP once again. Millions of people around the globe use public Wi-Fi without even realizing how much of security threat it can be. It is open for everyone, and with everyone, we mean even hackers.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [IP] 10 Incredible Mobile Marketing Statistics Every Entrepreneur Must Know
    And I was one of the early adapters of Voice Over IP. I have to admit, I'm not a pioneer by any stretch when it comes to most new technologies. I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone. I held off on joining Twitter and Facebook until my employees told me I had to do it.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
    [IP] The investment that didn’t happen
    While Zappos was doing diligence on Modista, the issue was brought up that one of other companies in this space — Like.com , founded by Munjal Shah — had filed for some IP in this area. Starting from the overburdened PTO that issues these software patents all the way to the complexity of IP litigation which makes it prohibitively expensive to defend against unwarranted lawsuits.
  • JOHN O'FARRELL  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [IP] Building the Global Startup
    Protect your IP . Make sure your IP protection plan covers you internationally. (The This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up. In browsing Quora recently, I was struck, but not surprised, by how many people sought advice on how to expand a startup internationally. Not surprised, because for many young companies international expansion ranks with M&A as something that’s easy in concept, but difficult to execute well. (See
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [IP] 3 reasons why real time analytics tools are essential
    You get granular session-level detail (IP addresses, technographic information, geolocation, and sometimes even a username). Watching Websites Alistair Croll & Sean Power on Complete Web Monitoring and Web Operations About Contact Us Sean at seanpower.com Alistair at bitcurrent.com 3 reasons why real time analytics tools are essential by: Sean Power - September 24th, 2009 View Comments A real time analytics solution lets you see who is currently visiting your website.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2012
    [IP] Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect
    Every Internet-enabled computer, whether server, laptop, or mobile device, must have a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address to connect to the Internet. < ARIN is one of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) that collectively manage IP addresses for the global Internet. After ARIN runs out of available IPv4 addresses, we will only be distributing addresses from the next version of the Internet Protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6).
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
    [IP] EU Cookie / Privacy Laws: Implications On Data Collection And Analysis
    Information like IP address, the page requested, time stamps, browser ids and more are stored. So these tools will use the anonymous browser id and the IP Address and other such elements to do something like: "All these hits look like they are coming from the same browser, their time stamps are really close to each other and while we don't have cookies these 'hits' start at time x and finish at time x+5 and so they must be one visit.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006
    [IP] Christine: Whats Really Happening Around IPTV
    The idea was to discuss whats real about video over IP, and what well continue to wait for. Akimbo delivers video content over IP to the living room, and isprimarily focused on niche programming. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. flick r.com Recent Posts Rentalic and appbackr Win $150,000 PayPal Challenge Last Chance for First Round Office Hours in 2009! Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0 Expo Whats the Secret Success of MINT.com?
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [IP] As Chinese and Israeli tech relations grow, here are the keys to success
    Prepare for China’s IP laws. The horror stories about IP embezzlement are widely known, and many of them are true, yet good developments are happening and you might want to shift your analysis of the balance of risk and return. In that regard, it is important to know that IP rights are increasingly protected and enforced in China as part of China’s move to encourage innovation (there’s no innovation without the protection of intellectual property rights).
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [IP] What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property Around the World
    Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. The Start-Up Genome Project , which aims to map, model and analyze what makes start-ups tick, identified IP as a top source of competitive advantage for start-ups. What can start-ups do to protect their innovations and IP on the world stage during the four lifecycle stages identified by the Start-Up Genome Project: Discovery, validation, efficiency and scale?
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [IP] How to find that first big customer
    The contract says you retain the IP and are allowed to sell a product like this to other companies. This is part of an ongoing startup advice series where I answer (anonymized!) questions from readers, like a written version of Smart Bear Live. To get your question answered , email me at asmartbear -at- shortmail -dot- com. Freshman Salesman writes: I’ve read somewhere in your blog about how you had a very large organisation as the first customer for your software.
  • THE STARTUP LAWYER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [IP] White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?
    If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). But even if the white-label agreement vests the startup with all IP ownership, including both the startup’s mobile app and the white-label app, the large company could still receive the free benefit of the jointly-grown user base.
  • THE STARTUP MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [IP] A Look At The Benefits Of Using A VPN
    The moment you connect online from your mobile or PC you are leaving footprints of your internet service provider as well as your IP address. That means that whether you are listening to the radio, engaging in online chat or visiting sites, your identification will be the VPN provider, their IP address and their location. In other words, your own IP address and personal details are not disclosed. What is VPN?
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
    [IP] Ten Principles Which Spell Continuous Innovation
    Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Continuous innovation is required to survive in all businesses, beginning with your startup, and increasing in importance as your business matures. Technologists often insist that new things can’t be invented on a schedule, but successful companies seem to be able to do it on a regular basis.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [IP] Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation
    They know the activities, resources and partners (manufacturing, regulation, IP, supply chain, etc.) – and the costs to deliver the product/service and have well defined product development and product management tools that emphasize the linear nature of shipping products to existing customers. I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets. Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [IP] PR for a Startup Should Not Start With an Agency
    I hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early. As an entrepreneur, it’s never too early to start selling yourself and your idea. The result is they get no feedback, no credibility, no visibility, and no investors until months later than they expect. I’m definitely not lobbying here for promising things you can’t deliver, or hiring a publicist before your first programmer.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [IP] Startups Need the ‘Why’ Before the ‘What’ to Build
    Intellectual property (IP). All too many startups are founded simply on the basis of a new and exciting technology invented by an industrious technologist. This is the origin of the “solution looking for a problem” and “if we build it, they will come” syndromes, which result in surprise and frustration waiting for funding, and waiting for customers that don’t materialize.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015
    [IP] Setting Up a Security System For Your Small Business
    While Internet protocol (IP) cameras are the choice of more and more business and store owners, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can also work for your purpose. IP cameras are digital and, since they are installed on a company’s IP network, can communicate with any computer or device that has access to the network. IP cameras have Web servers built into them, as well as a processor and Web connections, so they work whether or not your computer is on.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [IP] Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?
    Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? Is your home IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of remote employees filtered out? Peter Drucker famously said, “What gets measured gets managed.” ” But what if your measurement data is incorrect? What if you’re not measuring correctly or completely?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    [IP] How to Rock Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! How to Rock Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Viveka von Rosen. Poll a group of marketing experts and about half will tell you LinkedIn has little value in the marketing mix.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [IP] Geo-Targeting Can Skyrocket Your Conversion Rates!
    First off, in order to obtain a visitor’s geo location accurately and non-intrusively, you will require an IP to location database which converts a visitor’s IP address to a usable location. Or, you can choose to work with a more cost-effective and simple software solution that doesn’t require the complex IP tracking technology. Geo-Targeting Can Skyrocket Your Conversion Rates! written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • EARLY GROWTH FINANCIAL SERVICES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [IP] Crowdfunding: Ways to Boost Your Campaign Success
    Before you go public with your campaign, you need to identify and protect your IP. With crowdfunding blowing up, in a good way, more and more entrepreneurs are considering jumping on the bandwagon. But before you upload your product video and hit the launch button on your campaign, there are some things you need to know. Traklight CEO Mary Juetten shared her insights during our Safe Crowdfunding: Tips For Your Campaign webinar.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [IP] Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)
    Doing so meant they would have to take risks for IP acquisition and customer/market risks outside their experience or comfort zone. I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth. From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
    [IP] 9 Ways to Get More Out of Google Analytics
    Filter IP addresses Certain visits to your website distort your analytics. By using Google Analytics to filter these IP addresses out of the equation, you get a purer set of visitor stats. Already know and love Google's data tools? Here are nine cool features you may not be using--but should. You probably already love Google Analytics because it gives you a big picture look at how your website is performing. You probably also love it because it is free and easy to install.
  • IMMERSIVE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [IP] Social Gaming Summit 2009
    A few big takeaways: There is no ip in casual games. Immersive Web Home About Social Gaming Summit 2009 Kudos to Charles Hudson for a splendid job running the Social Gaming Summit. It was a great turnout, over 500 folks showed up well north of the 200 or so they expected. Duplicating each other’s games has been around forever, but now Zynga has turned it into a scaleable business, note Farmville copying Farmtown.
  • DEAL ARCHITECT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [IP] The fork in the road
    “The advertising industry is evolving and growing at an incredible pace, moving increasingly toward online and IP-served platforms, which dramatically increases the importance of software for this industry,” Guess what: Steve Ballmer of Microsoft said that in 2007 when they.
  • VC CAFE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011
    [IP] Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]
    Boxee – Video > IP Enabled Set Top Boxes. Save and print this one folks. LumaPartners , a US-based consulting firm, has created a series of infographics that chart the various vertical of the digital media industry including display advertising, mobile, commerce, search, social, and video. Dubbed LUMAscapes, each infographic provides a breakdown of the players in the vertical, by category.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
    [IP] Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. They envision a stable environment after that point, and may have convinced themselves that they will be safer and happier with a livable income, maintaining a loyal but flat customer base.
  • CODE AS CRAFT  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [IP] Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search
    The full list has over 1800 records, but here’s a sample: So given this list, and an incoming IP address, how can one quickly tell who it belongs too, if anyone? We love our human customers. That said we get a lot of traffic from robots too. This is great, especially when they use the Etsy API. However, they sometimes misbehave. And they misbehave frequently in the late hours, not unlike a legendary East Village night club.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [IP] What to do About that Chip on Your Shoulder?
    Well – he had this awesome platform that was super technical – great IP. I’m fond of saying that I look for entrepreneurs that have a chip on their shoulder. That they have something to prove. That they’re not afraid to stick their noses up to the establishment. I have always felt this way. It’s something I kind of seek out.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [IP] Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming
  • TAFFY WILLIAMS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [IP] Startup Blog: I want to start a Tech or Biotech. What do I do?
    Intellectual Property & Licenses You now need to find intellectual property (IP) in the forms of patents or pending applications. Most universities have a Technology Transfer Office that will manage IP and handle licensing of patents generated at that Institution. You can also discuss with the scientist how to gain access to the IP through their University. The IP is essential!!! A complete set of IP also addresses a question of “what makes you so special.&#
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [IP] Google adds experimental proxy to Chrome for Android
    The original IP address of the device is exposed through the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header. Google Chrome 26 for Android includes an experimental setting to proxy all http scheme requests through Google servers. Chrome for Android opens a SPDY connection to a Google server running a Page Speed proxy which performs a DNS lookup, converts all images to WebP, and compression and minification of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTTPS traffic and incognito tabs bypass the proxy.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [IP] 10 Concrete Steps to Assure Business Innovation
    Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Continuous innovation is required to survive in all businesses, beginning with a startup, and increasing in importance as your business matures. Technologists often insist that new things can’t be invented on a schedule, but successful companies seem to be able to do it on a regular basis.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
    [IP] How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene
    To interconnect these computers we needed IP-based telecommunications equipment build by the likes of Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. The basic components are obvious: talented founders, great engineers, angel money, venture capital, access to larger corporates (for business, funding & talent), great education / research (for IP breakthroughs) and a sufficient ecosystem of mentors, advisors, executive coaches and mavens.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [IP] Did Google Learn the Wrong Lessons from Buzz and Wave?
    One big question was “why had Mattel been so late/tentative to video games given (a) the market was huge, (b) they had great IP and (c) their core customer was moving away from traditional toys?” I hope my toddler never touches a hot stove, but if she does, she’ll know not to touch one again. At an extreme she may even get cautious around stoves since she remembers the pain from her first encounter. Turns out, companies aren’t too different from kids.
  • ANDREW PAYNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [IP] There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing
    Your next TV will likely be 4K with IP-delivered video. Even worse, most ISPs are fundamentally conflicted: IP-streaming video competes with their own proprietary video offerings. Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service. There’s no fundamental technical issue; Verizon and US Cellular just won’t enter a 3G roaming agreement.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [IP] How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost
    Startups are developing IP relevant to the disruption. This is the third in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Read part one on the Evolution of Corporate R&D and part two on Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley. . —– Corporate Leadership’s Innovation Outpost Decision Process.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [IP] The one barrier to entry startups should focus on
    In the post “ Traction is the new IP ,” I argued that superior traction can help a web company become a category leader, which accelerates word of mouth. Related articles Traction is the new IP (versiononeventures.com) The only 2 ways to build a $100m business (versiononeventures.com) The post The one barrier to entry startups should focus on appeared first on Version One Ventures. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d)
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [IP] Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)
    The threat comes in the form of two bills, currently making their way through the legislative process – Protect IP Act (PIPA – S.968 ) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261 ). PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. Today Congress is holding hearings on what, if passed, would effectively become a censorship system for the internet.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
    [IP] 7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Crowdfunding School
    Keep all IP details close to the vest. Crowdfunding is the hot new vehicle for raising money to support your entrepreneurial efforts, with over 1,250 website platforms around the world to help you, according to a 2015 industry report. In fact, the report suggests that the total amount raised annually (over $30 billion) now exceeds the funding from venture capitalists during the same period. How can you go wrong?
  • VIEW FROM SEED  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [IP] Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense
    These corporate VC activities go hand in hand with other strategies of large companies including internal R&D, IP licensing, M&A, etc. . In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [IP] The Importance of Choosing Yourself
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The Importance of Choosing Yourself written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with James Altucher. Choosing Yourself sounds a tad selfish for some, but the fact is, it’s the only choice that allows you to be of service to others.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
    [IP] How Would You Build a Movie Studio if You Started Today?
    So every company that I now work with or talk to that has a need for character-based IP — I always direct them to Andrew. I met Andrew Stalbow and Petri Järvilehto from Seriously several years ago after they had just left Angry Birds where they were responsible for international business development / licensing and the game studio, respectively.
  • JASON BALL'S TECHBYTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
    [IP] How to get a job in Venture Capital
    3) Work in the industry - Accelerators, PR, HR, Design, IP – whatever. I get asked this question a *lot*. I wrote a post about it back in 2006 on the topic that I could point people to, but it looks a little light, so I thought I’d post an update. There’s no set way to get into VC – it really depends on what you’re starting with (and what role you’re shooting for). So, these are some of the things that are good to start with: 1) Be an entrepreneur.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [IP] 5 Considerations for Choosing a Cloud-based Phone Service
    There are many things to consider before signing a contract with any cloud or hosted IP phone service provider. It’s important to ensure that any cloud or hosted IP phone service that you select offers the calling features that your business needs. Using advanced features like mobile twinning, hot desking and others can boost your productivity, so it is important to get a complete list of available features from each cloud or hosted IP phone provider, before signing a contract.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [IP] Corporate Dev Will Kill You
    The worst is that they steal your IP, fund a competitive offering, hire away your talent, low ball an acquisition offer, bad mouth you to investors, poison your culture…well I can go on. I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
    [IP] Retooling Marketing in a B2B Company
    I won’t share the specifics here because they represent hard won intelligence that is a form of IP for us, but I also believe that much of this is actually not easily transferred to another company like us. Ping Identity has gone through a top to bottom transformation in marketing over the last year.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [IP] The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
    Even from the outset, Pied Piper had problems related to IP, with the founder having to beg a local irrigation company for the rights to the company name. Given that Pied Piper is both a startup and a tech company, the frequency with which IP comes up isn’t surprising—over 90 percent of a startup’s value is in its intangible assets. Image via HBO. Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [IP] To NDA or not to NDA?
    Visit Traklight and use “ID your IP” with Traklight’s compliments until February 28, 2014. Free “ID your IP” Code GROWT13 ($59 value). This blog post was written by Mary Juetten, founder of Traklight.com, a site that provides inventors, creators, and small businesses with integrated software tools to identify and protect intellectual property. Startups and small businesses are torn when it comes to protecting their ideas.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [IP] Shifting Your Mindset for Business Success
    The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Shifting Your Mindset for Business Success written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Michael E. Gerber. As any long time reader of mine knows, I’m into systems.
  • INC STARTUPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [IP] Apple Wants to Trademark the Word 'Startup'
    However, IP Australia, the country''s trademark governing body, must examine and approve the application first, pending any objections. The Cupertino company is at it again, this time trying its luck Down Under. In a move to cover a range of products and services, on Tuesday Apple filed an application in Australia to trademark the word "startup." Apple has landed trademarks before, such as the "i" used in "iPhone" and "iPod," and the chime that sounds when a Mac is turned on.
  • DAVID LEE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
    [IP] 10 Things I Think I Think on Bitcoin
    Examples: TCP/IP (i.e., I’m relatively late to Bitcoin. I’m probably more current than 99.9% of the general population but less informed than the hackers, hobbyists and investors who have been studying this since its inception in early 2009. I’m no payment systems or cryptography expert. So I went back to first principles and studied the Khan Academy lectures here during this past summer. If you’re interested, I’m happy to send you my notes.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
    [IP] Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks
    Give access to music that is legal, avoiding lawsuits and ensuring revenue isn’t captured by other IP owners. For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [IP] Entrepreneurs Who Fear Chaos Risk An Early Demise
    Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of their business, which they usually attribute to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cash flow. They envision a stable environment after that point, and may have convinced themselves that they will be safer and happier with a livable income, maintaining a loyal but flat customer base.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [IP] Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project
    Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . In April 2010 I received an email that said, “I’m an incoming Stanford student in the fall and working on a project that a number of people suggested I get in touch with you about.&#. Ok, I get a lot of these. Is this some grad student or post doc who wanted to do some independent study?
  • FELD THOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [IP] Compromise vs. Problem Solving
    A great panel full of engineers titled Tech Tutorial Backdrop: An All IP Network and Its Policy Implications came next, followed by a talk from Colorado Senator Michael Bennet. I spent all day Sunday at Silicon Flatirons’ Digital Broadband Migration Conference. This is a key national conference held in Boulder at the intersection of technology and public policy with a particular focus on the Internet.
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