Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


by Paige Zandri, Attorney Network Director at Priori Legal. 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. Image credit: Copyright message from Shutterstock.

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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. This trend is particularly true in markets that are highly susceptible to network effects, such as online auctions and social networks. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company.

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8 Applications You Should Hunt Down On Your Network


However, the influx of low-cost or no-cost applications – easy to download and user-friendly – means rogue employees are failing to bring IT into the equation, despite the effect (and potential risks) these applications can pose on the network.

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

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

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.

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. _. Web 2.0/social network start up – trademark and copyright are more likely. 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.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


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 ?

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Allot is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenuegeneration solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Allot Service Gateway solutions for mobile broadband are compliant with 3G.4G/LTE and WiMax networks and provide full cell awareness.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups


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.

Optimize Your Toolset To Tackle Today’s Network Issues


Software defined networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key technology trends sure to affect the future of networking. What follows is an outline of the core challenges each of these trends presents and suggestions on how network engineers can overcome them.

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10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala


10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks. principles apply to distribution networks and the sooner you figure what principles apply to your business, the sooner you can take these. have to find positive network effects, high switching costs, effective. NextWala.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

This is done by enriching transaction data points such as name, email address, and billing and shipping address with around 2,000 extra data points, such as an IP latency check to measure the real distance from the user, IP connection type, distance between key strokes, and email name match.

Startup Blog: YOU, Learning, Networking, and Valued Mentors in.

Taffy Williams

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 YOU, Learning, Networking, and Valued Mentors in Creating a Biotech: You may be wondering why I spent the last blog writing about YOU as the entrepreneur. Learn from books, networks and friends. Having a great network of friends and mentors is so important.

A Look At The Benefits Of Using A VPN

The Startup Magazine

In simple terms, it is a technology that connects users to a virtual private network through an encrypted channel. Public networks, WiFis for example, are in especial need of VPNs. In other words, your own IP address and personal details are not disclosed. What is VPN?

The GeoEdge Worldwide Internet Proxy Network An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

With over 100 global locations, GeoEdge claims to be the largest proxy network in the world. The idea here is pretty straightforward: you gain access to a proxy network so that you can view the web as if you were physically located in another part of the world.

Easily Bypass GeoIP Bans Using A VPN


The most effective way to bypass a geoIP restriction is to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A geoIP restriction is where a website has blocked certain IP addresses from accessing content based on their geographical location. What is a Virtual Private Network?

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AnyFi Networks Receives €1.06 Million Funding


Sweden's Industrifonden has invested SEK 9 million (€1 060 000) into Malmö-based AnyFi Networks. There are plenty of solutions that are trying to create global Wi-Fi networks, but Anyfi is unique by creating a secure IP tunnel that goes through residential gateways.

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IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. Of course, HTML5 & native apps will enable the long-awaited vision of “interactive TV” I’ve written about this before (going back years): One more step to IP-delivered television (2008). I’ve started watching Netflix’s new original show, House of Cards.

IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. Of course, HTML5 & native apps will enable the long-awaited vision of “interactive TV” I’ve written about this before (going back years): One more step to IP-delivered television (2008). I’ve started watching Netflix’s new original show, House of Cards.

Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money&# : Is This the Right Business Op.

The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

This is often known as “network effects.” Second, in some industries, users want to be in a large network with other buyers and users. We see this in auctions, marketplaces, and social networks. While network effects on the frontend (i.e. Barriers to entry!

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Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?

Taffy Williams

There are a few ways to obtain the rights to IP for your NewCo. But, for you or your NewCo to obtain licenses or acquisitions of rights to IP, make sure you are negotiating with the CORRECT owner of those technology rights. YOU, Learning, Networking, and Valued Mentors in C.

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

The discussions weigh the pros and cons of when it is best to foster creativity through opening up their research to collaboration and when Intellectual Property (IP) should be preserved.

14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project


The report was co-authored by Berkeley and Stanford faculty members along with other contributors including Steve Blank , the Sandbox Network and blackbox teams. Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%.

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Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. This Panel will explore issues such as: How can companies best utilize social networking media?

4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Up and Running

Install a proper firewall on your network. For example, firewalls can detect when large amounts of data are being implanted on or extracted from your network. Have a separate network for your payment terminal. PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address.

Abstract launches private alpha to redesign the design process

Version One Ventures

From these posts, it should be clear that we get excited about social and collaborative platforms where there are strong network effects , virality and daily utility. Unlike code where version control of text is relatively straightforward, product and design IP is locked up in inaccessible file formats (binary). News Abstract Design Enterprise collaboration network effects Product version control

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Christine: Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers

Main | How the Internet is Transforming Television Distribution » Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers Mobile presence, availability, and community were the central issues brought to Spring 2006 VON by Borough Turner of NMS Communications. Christine (.net)

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. — followed with their own networks. Today, in spite of the fact that the valley is crawling with IP lawyers, the tradition of helping and sharing continues.

2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

2) Occupy's organizers are building their own social network. I think it has a better chance because networks need people in them. 4) Wired says that 2011 was the year that IP trumped Civil Liberties. I returned from ten days of skiing with my family last night. I'm on mountain time and plan to stay there until the new year. Staying up late and sleeping late seems to be a good way to bring in the New Year. But even so, my version of sleeping late is getting up at 8am.

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The problem with PIPA: the Protect IP Act

EIN News

networks and businesses, including banks and credit. And it's why more than 50 major venture capitalists argue "PIPA will ultimately put American innovators. felt not just by users, but by U.S. of China has no place in the United States of America. Repeating the assertion that PIPA

Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander

Taffy Williams

I am preparing the next section on IP for this blog which I hope to have completed in the near future. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A.

PBS Newshour on Accelerators

Feld Thoughts

Whenever I see stuff like Protect IP and SOPA making progress through Congress (both bills – which if passed – will have a chilling effect on entrepreneurship and job creation) I get frustrated. PBS Newshour has a neat eight minute segment on accelerators.

Why Freelancers And SMEs Should Consider A VPN


In essence, VPNs create what is known as a virtual private network, where the end users are connected through an encrypted channel. VPNs are ideal and should be used if you are going to be on a public network or Wi-Fi.

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Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

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.

E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz

VC Cafe

He has co-founded the venture firm NEA, investing in many successful companies including Juniper Networks, ImmuneX, Macromedia, and Dallas Semiconductor. So if you think they don’t care about IP, then you are wrong.

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Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

This is only an educated hypothesis but I’ll bet it’s pretty close to grounded in reality: Everybody saw “The Social Network” and everybody has a belief that suing will net them millions whether they’re in the right or the wrong. *. Lawsuits.

Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill

Taffy Williams

Sunday, June 19, 2011 Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill Networking is extremely important to entrepreneurs because it helps to identify individuals that can help you and your company now and in the future. What if it is a business networking event?

How to Rock Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Duct Tape Marketing

Viveka knows all about online networking. Internationally recognized as the “LinkedIn Expert,” Viveka has made a career out of teaching people how to make social media networking work for them. Viveka knows all about online networking.

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