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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. intellectual property IP patent portfolioPatents.

Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue.

Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

Form a corporation — not an LLC (see post here ) or a partnership (see post here ). None of this is rocket science.

When Should A Company Be Formed Around an Idea?

Ask The VC

He formed a company 2 years ago that he talks about (though from the research I’ve done has no IP or product of any kind) and thinks that this idea fits into that vision, but doesn’t want to include anyone. My preference is to formalize a relationship by forming a company. Or you can have the board vote, as well.

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The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Mistake #2 : not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). Mistake #2: Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues. Cheers, Scott.

Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]

Non-Linear Growth

Don’t forget all of your social media profiles, and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. Hire an IP attorney to help you through the process and some good marketing people if you can afford them. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business.

9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. We all behave like idiots at times. Until now. Look at it this way. Look.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP. Much of this is unfounded – some is not. the link is here.

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy.

7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights

ConversionXL

While Google Analytics is so widely used, most marketers only scratch the surface when it comes to the reports they use. In Europe? For VWO users.

5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets

David Teten

Jake Geleerd, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Tomo, LLC. Panelists: Jeff Kupietzky MBA 98, CEO, Oversee.net. James D. Events

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Douglas Hanna, a junior at Duke University, isn’t in class, he’s hard at work as the CEO of A Small Orange LLC. million.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more here. Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. Fun With Opacity!

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The Road Map of a Start-Up and the Entrepreneur - Part 4 of 4

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Although in general, a pass-through entity, such as an S corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) might be the most efficient structure for investors who wish to utilize losses incurred by the venture and to provide for future business flexibility, there may be overriding business reasons to use a C corporation. By Jeanne P. Conclusion.

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Startup Administrivia: Part 1 – getting started

Startup Musings

A corporate attorney, a contract accountant, a creative web / graphics service provider, an IP attorney. Choice of C-Corp, S-Corp, or LLC. Forbes has a great article on C-Corp versus S-Corp , and the Small Business Administration has an article on LLC that you should read. Note: This multi-part post is for first time founders.

Kernel Debugging 101

Code as Craft

The code at the end of the previous section tells us a null pointer dereference was the cause of the crash, and it gives us some clues as to what happened: IP: [<ffffffff8142bb40>] __netif_receive_skb+0x60/0x6e0. A dark fog had been rolling in that night, and we had been setting up a new cluster of servers. CentOS 6.2, net/core/dev.c:

Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

After all, the sooner you incorporate or form an LLC, the sooner you can start reaping the rewards of incorporation ; the potential tax savings and legal protection. It’s not uncommon for it to take up to 40-60 business days to bring a Corporation or an LLC into existence after submitting your filing documents to any state office.

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Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

After all, the sooner you incorporate or form an LLC, the sooner you can start reaping the rewards of incorporation ; the potential tax savings and legal protection. It’s not uncommon for it to take up to 40-60 business days to bring a Corporation or an LLC into existence after submitting your filing documents to any state office.

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DISPUTES ? THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY (by Matthew Hafter)

Taffy Williams

He is a principal in Grippo & Elden LLC, a Chicago law firm that concentrates on complex commercial litigation and transactions. I Did What?

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" In a nutshell, the main factors are: 1. The “Big Idea.&#

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Startup Blog: Forming the Company & Structure - part of starting a.

Taffy Williams

Limited Liability Company : Often abbreviated as an LLC. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. It is not likely to happen!

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. Here are some specifics: Company name. Internet domain name.

What Is the “Walker Startup Package”?

Scott Edward Walker

Form a corporation — not an LLC (see post here ) or a partnership (see post here ). www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1A44ShZfWo. v=N1A44ShZfWo.

"God is in the details." Mies van der Rohe - Startups and angels.

Tim Keane

By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. I think we thought that the good product guys could get away with it because the detail of good customer service was unimportant with strong IP. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « We Only Need 1% of The Total Market! Losses?

Five signs it’s time to get your business organized

www.greenhornconnect.com

1) You and your partners have developed IP critical to your business. Intellectual property is the most valuable asset most startups possess, so it is crucial that the startup, not the founders, own IP developed for the business. © Greenhorn Connect LLC - all rights reserved. Skip to Navigation. >. User login. Learning.

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The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.

Seed Stage Capital

Granted, as founder of VentureArchetypes LLC ( www.venturearchetypes.com ) I am not an unbiased observer in this debate. Recommended. Like This?

Series Seed Financing Documents

www.seriesseed.com

It would be helpful to get a California standard employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company, and confidentiality. Standard 1-way/bi-lateral NDA's, standard templates for an employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company are on my wish-list too. SeriesSeed.com.

Preparing to Wind Down a Business: What information do you need?

Ask The VC

Is there software or technology (or other IP) that could be licensed? Make sure that you have current copies of all corporate (or LLC) records including charter, bylaws, stockholder agreements (or in the case of an LLC, the Operating Agreement). This could come as a nasty shock to some investors. Financial Information. Taxes.

Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Congrats to all of the entrepreneurs selected to present at this year's Florida Venture Capital Conference. ClearSky Mobile Media , Inc.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

Seed Stage Capital

Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.-- with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. Opportunity lost.

Can I get you to Series A? - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

big markets, no competitors, unique IP, etc.), big market, no competition, great IP, Stanford/MIT grads, etc.) big markets, no competitors, unique IP, etc.), big market, no competition, great IP, Stanford/MIT grads, etc.) David Shen Ventures, LLC. Copyright ©2005-10 David Shen Ventures, LLC. Archives.

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Startup Blog: Don't Forget You May Have a Partner(s)

Taffy Williams

The NewCo which was just formed is likely a C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, LLP or some other configuration. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

Burnham's Beat: Top 10 Best and Worst Internet Stocks of 2009

Burnham's Beat

Packet 8 Price Change : 219% Ticker : EGHT Comment :  This provider of SMB focused hosted IP PBX VOIP systems became solidly profitable in 2009 and benefited from investor enthusiasm for all things SaaS. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month.

Burnham's Beat: Top 10 Software Stocks of 2006

Burnham's Beat

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Software Stocks of 2006: Interactive Intelligence Price Change : 340% Ticker : ININ Comment : Pioneer in enterprise IP Telephony saw rapidly increasing sales as enterprises started to take VOIP seriously, especially call centers. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Blogs.

We Only Need 1% of The Total Market! - Startups and angels: Along.

Tim Keane

By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. If they have protectable IP, their growth should accelerate. If they have protectable IP, their growth should accelerate. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Is Business Model Analysis Important To You? Why is that?

Burnham's Beat: The Algorithm Myth And Why Google Will Be Hated

Burnham's Beat

  Not only are page ranks reduced but in many cases pages, sites, and even entire IP address ranges receive what has become the information age’s ultimate punishment: banishment from the Google index. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. and won. 

Burnham's Beat: Fortune Magazine Fight Fest: Private Equity vs. VC

Burnham's Beat

Then I asked if that same reasoning applied to entrepreneurs, i.e., should entrepreneurs that invest time/effort/IP have to pay ordinary income on the profits from sales of their stock and he once again said "yes" because, just like VCs, this was compensation for services provided, not capital. Burnhams Beat. About Bill. Blog Roll.

Burnham's Beat: SkyGrid and the Emergence of Flow-Based Search

Burnham's Beat

Specially, traditional search technology and architectures suffer from several glaring weaknesses: Crawl-based : Current search architectures collect information to index primarily by employing massive farms of "crawlers" that systematically crawl IP address spaces. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill.

Term-sheets and Valuations: Thinking about Negotiations - Startups.

Tim Keane

By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC.   However, I assume that the proposed business solves a real problem that people are willing to pay for and that it may be lest costly, more efficient, and IP-protected. [5] Startups and angels: Along the way to success. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. times at six years.