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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

7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Crowdfunding School

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

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.

Can Your Startup Flourish Despite Business Chaos?

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

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.

10 Concrete Steps to Assure Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Entrepreneurs Who Fear Chaos Risk An Early Demise

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Five Reasons for Setting Startup Strategy Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Intellectual property (IP). All too many startups are founded simply on the basis of a new and exciting technology invented by an industrious technologist.

Startups Must Grow or Die, Despite the Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of his business, which he usually attributes to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cashflow.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least seven items that should be in your IP portfolio. Some of the other items may cost a lot less, and may be worth far more in the long run.

Startup Public Relations – Do it Yourself

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Ten Steps to Survival by Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Longer-term, enhanced product value begets superior company valuation through your organization’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Continuous innovation is required to survive in business, beginning with your startup, and increasing in importance as your business matures.

‘Dear Abby’ Style Advice to Real Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

I would like my sweat equity and existing IP to be the risk that I incur without also risking an asset that could easily represent the majority of my total assets.

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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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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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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Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity. During this phase of the investment process, representatives of the investor group may agree to a non-disclosure agreement as part of their validation of the IP. Unfortunately from what I read, crowdfunders expect to invest in the next potential IPO in which IP may play a huge role in the success of the company.

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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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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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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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Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

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

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.

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.

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! ]].

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.

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 ?

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.