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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

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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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Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified

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I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. While I’ve mentioned the basics of what each of the major streams of IP protect, there are instances where they overlap.

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3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights

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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.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Programmatic Advertising & RTB

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This will also help direct the type of targeting – like data, contextual, retargeting, IP address, etc. by Andrew Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO, Choozle. Programmatic media buying is the new wave of buying digital advertising.

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Key Contracts Every Business Must Use

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When selling a business , especially an intellectual property dense business, any potential acquirer will want to know that the business (as opposed to specific individuals) own the IP of the business and having an invention and assignment agreement in place is one way to ensure that.

The Importance Of A Local SEO Strategy

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The sum of referring IPs. by Amir Noghani, General Manager at GWM SEO Agency. Google’s main consistency is that it’s constantly changing. There have been many changes in local search during the last couple of years, some of the most recent being 3-pack ads in local results.

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If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!

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Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. By Michael S. Melfi JD, MBA. We have all heard the old saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Legal Issues Behind Running A Small Business

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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.

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Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. by Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “.

5 Steps To Be A Problem Solving Entrepreneur

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Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. by Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “. As an entrepreneur there will always be obstacles to overcome, challenges to face and problems to solve.

What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks

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Spend some time looking into existing trademarks yourself or, to be absolutely confident of your rights, hire a lawyer who specializes in IP law to help you get everything in order.

Reasons Why China Android Smartphones Are Trending In The Smartphone Market

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megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, as well as a 5.5-inch IPS capacitive multi-touch screen, and 1.6GHz Snapdragon MSM8928 CPU. Over the last few years, the smartphone market has greatly changed.

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Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect

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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.

Hosted PBX, A Revelation In Telecommunications Technology

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Irrespective of company size, location, and total employees, the VOIP or voice over IP system is suitable for businesses. All of the IP telephonic system, VoIP maintenance, equipment, support, updates and installation requirements would be taken care of under a single roof.

7 Essential Steps Your Web Host Provider Should Be Taking To Secure Your Website

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IP addresses and locations can also be checked as a further measure. The firewall should be robust enough to identify and deny entry to any threats, as well as being flexible enough to enable the blocking of any known IP addresses that have been shown to be unsecure or threatening previously.

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Five Old Adages To Ignore When Starting Your Own Business

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Your IP and unique perspective can potentially be worth millions if packaged properly. By Steve Siebold, author of “ How Rich People Think “ Aspiring entrepreneurs today are facing a different kind of world from their parents’ generation.

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs

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These solutions typically shave off overhead costs by simplifying IT management processes, and combining traditional phone and Internet service into a single online connection using an existing IP PBX system. by Morgan Sims.

14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project

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Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%.

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Find Innovation 5 Times A Day

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More and more, my obsession and appreciation for voice over IP (VoIP) and hosted PBX grew. By Adam Simpson , CEO and co-founder, Easy Office Phone. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is never usually a quiet one.

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Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law

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Patent applications represent the hope for defensible protection, as the most a company can truthfully tell investors is that the company owns its IP. What should my IP strategy be? Image credit: Copyright message from Shutterstock.

The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide To Business Phone Systems

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First of all, this means that you will be at the mercy of your IP as far as quality of service and reliability goes. A lot of business owners are at a complete loss when it comes to choosing a phone system for their business.

Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office

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So ensure that you have Voice over IP (VoIP) set up, as this will allow you to utilize phone lines and internet lines to communicate through voice, image and video. by Halit Bozdogan. Smaller companies who are on the up, or just starting out, usually have a finite amount of resources.

Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online

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It does this through using the location of a browser’s IP address. Online, for a while, seemed like it was entirely the playground of the big businesses. There are millions of potential consumers out there to reach, but that’s the point if you’re locally based?

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When Security Can Become Your Business Differentiator, Everybody Wins

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If their intellectual IP is stolen or if they are discovered to have been a launching pad for attacks against a larger business partner, it can mean going out of business. by Mark Seward, VP of security solutions at Anomali.

Why Freelancers And SMEs Should Consider A VPN

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It’s easy for a third party to determine your internet service provider and your IP address. Essentially all of your personal details and your own IP address will remain hidden. This means, if you have a resource like an IP camera, web server, etc.,

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2015 Q2 DDoS Threat Landscape Report: The Downside Of The Decline Of Search Engine Impersonator Bots, And What It Means For DDoS Attacks

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Then a great thing happened: people caught on, internet security caught up, and IP-based mitigation techniques that can identify and bounce these bots was widely adopted.

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Registering A Domain Name For Your Business

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Your domain name is different from its IP address. Most users find it easier to remember a site name instead of its IP address (a string of numbers, such as 109.87.6.543). Even if you don’t plan to use a website for business, it’s wise to register a domain name.

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[ADV] Putting Time Sense To Place with Digital Correlation

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However, effective features such as self-enrollment by passwords, authorizing computer IPs for specific departments or groups, and regular scanning for any possible change in software configuration prevents dishonesty.

Writing An Executive Summary

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It may be some unique IP, a change in the applicable laws, the prowess of your founding team, or recent changes in the market. by Ralph (Buddy) Arnheim , partner at Perkins Coie. Key to any early stage fundraising effort is a well-crafted Executive Summary, or Exec Summary.

Preparing For An Acquisition

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When using others (employees, contractors, third parties) to develop your technology, be sure that ownership of IP is assigned to the company. If questions arise as to the propriety of ownership of IP, your valuation could be negatively affected or the deal scuttled altogether.

Is Your Company Utilising The Bacs Payment System?

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The Bacs system uses a secure, internet-based service called Bacstel-IP to make payments between banks. In order to connect with Bacstel-IP and utilise its payment services, businesses must use a Bacs approved payment software. The Bacstel-IP system is protected with SSL encryption.

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6 Surveillance Camera Systems For Commercial Use

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Pelco Spectra HD IP High-Speed Dome Camera. For a crystal-clear image on your IP camera, the Pelco Spectra never fails to deliver. Bosch IP Camera 200 Series HD. These crisp and compact cameras make the Bosch IP 200 Series perfect for apartments, offices, and small businesses.

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Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data

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If you’ve got a couple of IP cameras connected to your office NAS box as surveillance, you could consider the WD Purple hard drives, designed for small business surveillance systems with up to 32 cameras.

Mindset Versus Strategy

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Michael Melfi is an IP attorney, entrepreneur coach, investor, media personality and four-time author. By Michael S. Melfi, author of “ The Simple Secrets of Being an Entrepreneur “. Which came first, the mindset or the strategy?

Optimize Your Toolset To Tackle Today’s Network Issues

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Tracking and managing device IP addresses as well as monitoring the resources these devices are accessing to ensure applications are still performing quickly and efficiently while being on the look-out for anomalies that could be signs of a breach are important, too.

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The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship

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A major reason for incorporating is to have the founders assign their IP to the company; it is far easier for a business to contract with a startup when the IP is owned by one entity. In semiconductors and other areas where hard IP really matters, investors highly value patents.

VoIP – Why Is It So Lucrative For Small And Medium Businesses?

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Most of the small businesses preferred web-based or hosted solutions, denying IP-PBX. There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and unified communications.

Cybersecurity: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

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Additionally, an IT professional is your best resource for downloading patches, updates and other security enhancements as they become available, as well as providing support for email, voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPNs).

3 Things Your Company Should Do To Set Up Telecommuting

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Do they need VOIP (voice over IP) to talk to clients so that they can still use the office telephone number? Should your company set up telecommuting? This may seem like a straightforward question that can be answered with a “yes” or “no.”

[Infographic] Evolution Of The G

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Today that smartphone device you have in your hand pretty much works like a microcomputer, when connected to a fourth generation (4G) mobile network deploying IP-based protocols designed primarily for pushing data.