Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

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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

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.

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Legal Checklist for Startups

Scott Edward Walker

Form a corporation — not an LLC (see post here ) or a partnership (see post here ). Button-down IP ownership and assignment issues (see post here ).

The 5 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

Mistake #2 : not buttoning-down IP ownership issues (at 10:20). not an LLC or a partnership; the world of startups is the world of corporations. Mistake #2: Not Buttoning-Down IP Ownership Issues.

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. We’d suggest that you form a company (LLC or S-Corp is fine at this point), divide up the equity and make sure it is subject to vesting.

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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. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. The most memorable are always always authentic and introspective.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

I started a consulting firm called Global Marketing Resources, LLC in 2000 as source for additional income while I was a corporate executive. an international voice over IP company, was sold to Yahoo! My business name – One Epiphany LLC – has a personal meaning behind it.

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. Founded it as a California LLC but your potential VC wants a Delaware C-Corp? But if you can stomach that he’s a star and contingency work / risk sharing on IP claims is key!

9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation

Inc Startups

These days, anyone with a Twitter account and an IP address is a CEO. If you’ve got a small business, a sole proprietorship, or an LLC, you can call yourself whatever you want, but you’re not a CEO.

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

Seed Stage Capital

This analogy carries through to due diligence: fixing a $20 rattling door handle preemptively removes that obstacle to a sale, just as cleaning up your startup’s capitalization table and IP assignment rights in advance will ensure the funding process goes that much smoother.

7+ Under-Utilized Google Analytics Reports for Conversion Insights

ConversionXL

Yehoshua Coren is the Founder & Principal of Analytics Ninja LLC, a pure play digital analytics consultancy that provides advanced strategic implementations and analysis utilizing Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. #3:

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. Prior to joining Ocean Tomo, Mr. Geleerd was President and CEO of Terrapin Properties, LLC, one of Chicago’s leading real estate firms as well as one of Chicago’s largest and most active private companies.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

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View Comments Related Stories 4 Game-Changing Trends in Web App Design View Comments How the iPad Is Transforming Web Design View Comments Behance Develops Revolutionary New Model for Crowdsourced Design View Comments Apple Declared “Marketer of the Decade&# View Comments Network Support and Integration Specialist at AppVault (Atlanta, Georgia) Jobs AppVault LLC is seeking a Network Support and Integration Specialist to join our growing team! SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

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

Taffy Williams

Limited Liability Company : Often abbreviated as an LLC. When you form a corporation or a LLC, you will have ownership that will be represented by issuances of shares. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

Inc Startups

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. In the social media craze, Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar, saw more than a means to network and build on relationship.

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. The NewCo may have just completed acquisition of the necessary IP rights all of the diligence on the technology and the IP is completed.

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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. Once the IP is developed and owned in the United States, it will be difficult if not impossible to move the value of that IP outside the US tax net.

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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. Anyone who has done it before will already know all this. If you are a first time founder, what should you obsess about?

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. So let’s start poking at the memory to see what specifically 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,

Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

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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. has anyone covered the pros and cons of corp vs llc?? SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

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Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

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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. has anyone covered the pros and cons of corp vs llc?? SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP.

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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. Grippo & Elden LLC 111 S. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

What Is the “Walker Startup Package”?

Scott Edward Walker

Form a corporation — not an LLC (see post here ) or a partnership (see post here ). Button-down IP ownership and assignment issues (see post here ).

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" I spend a healthy chunk of my time helping startups think through their capital raise strategies.

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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.

"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. 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!

Five signs it’s time to get your business organized

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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. As soon as valuable IP is developed, founders should assign their rights in the IP to a company in exchange for an ownership stake. © Greenhorn Connect LLC - all rights reserved. Skip to Navigation. >. User login.

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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. skip to main | skip to sidebar 10 August 2009 The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan!

Series Seed Financing Documents

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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. Given that LLC's probably are not uncommon, is there any possibility that you would create documents for LLC's as well? SeriesSeed.com.

Selections Announced for 2007 Florida Venture Capital Conference

Florida Venture Blog

Central Florida Avant Healthcare Professionals , LLC ( www.avanthealthcare.com ), Winter Park : Provider of international nurse and allied health professional recruitment, placement and transitioning services to healthcare systems throughout the U.S.

Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture

Seed Stage Capital

While you should never give away true IP or trade secrets, a primary job duty of the CEO is to pitch and sell the vision of the company-all day, all the time, to (almost) anyone who will listen.

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

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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. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Archives. Other Blogs. Search. Can I get you to Series A?".

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). We continue to work our way through wind downs in the third part of the series from Roger Glovsky.

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. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts.

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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. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Burnhams Beat.

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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? Main. | "God is in the details." " Mies van der Rohe » October 03, 2007. We Only Need 1% of The Total Market! Do I hate to hear those words.

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. But such justice doesn’t solve really the problem, because the Black Hats merely decamp to another URL, another IP and start all over again. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month.

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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. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with.

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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. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and not affiliated in any way with Inductive Capital LP, San Andreas Capital LLC, or any other company I am involved with. Burnhams Beat.

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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]   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.