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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How to Protect Your Startup IP

Early Growth Financial Services

Not protecting your business’ IP or unwittingly infringing someone else’s can be a really costly unforced error. This week Allonn Levy of Hopkins & Carley and Glenn McCrae, EGFS’ Strategy Officer, gave a webinar on how to avoid the biggest mistakes startups make with IP. Mistake #1 — Failure to register IP. Ideas, processes, or method of operation.

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How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

One area I’ve had much discussion with the companies in which I’ve invested in is bringing on board an operationally focused CFO. Legal threats from other IP holders? Having an amazing and operationally focused CFO has freed up the rest of the team to achieve even more while giving the board much more confidence in our strategic direction. We hired Steve Pease to run finance and then eventually all operations and it has transformed how we operate.

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.

6 Ways For Startups To Reduce Operating Costs

YoungUpstarts

Here are a few ways for startups to reduce operating costs so they can function more efficiently, and make every dollar count: 1. The cost to physically operate a business can turn into a major financial burden for startups. by Morgan Sims.

Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling

Code as Craft

The original idea for this set of tools came from a presentation on Scalable System Operations that a few members of the ops team saw at Velocity in 2012. In homage to Tumblr’s Phil Collins tribute, we named the first ruby script of our own operations toolset after his bandmate Peter Gabriel.

Christine: Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy

Christine.net

« How the Big Guys Support VoIP Through Mesh Network Transitions | Main | Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom » Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy How are ILECs and CLECs propping up their market share in traditional TDM voice services? Christine (.net)

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Christine: Deployment Challenges for WiFi Operators

Christine.net

« Etech 2006 Photos | Main | The Impact of Voice/VoIP on MMOGs » Deployment Challenges for WiFi Operators A coterie of network operators got together at Spring 2006 VON to discuss growth drivers, challenges, and roadmaps around WiFi deployments (and specifically, voice over WiFi).

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 ?

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.

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

Up and Running

My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors. Even if you simply decide to launch a crowdfunding campaign, you’re exposing your IP to risk. What IP do you have?

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! ]].

Anyfi Networks Introduces New Revenue Model For ISPs With Easy Wi-Fi Over IP Roaming

ArcticStartup

Anyfi compares the solution to VoIP: “The trick is combining Wi-Fi with IP, Internet Protocol, to break the tie between logical network and physical infrastructure, much in the same way as Voice over IP separates your phone service from the physical line.

Business Intelligence in a Wiki World!

Active Garage

Analytics provided by the BI department while intended to focus the organization on their core operations and progress toward aligning to their strategic objectives, increasingly can be the impetus for transformational change.

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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. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

VC Cafe

Allot Communications -a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. mobile telephone operators, broadcasters, content aggregators and media agents. the mobile operators’ users.

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.

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

VC Cafe

i-nigma was successfully deployed by hundreds of enterprises, among them operators, advertisers, integrators and solution providers. The MBW base stations’multi radio mesh architecture enables cellular operators to build large-scale networks and deliver high data volumes.

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

is a party (such as the Berne Convention ) operate under a common principle (called “national treatment&# ) which holds that a country must treat foreigners and locals equally. The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design.

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.

3 reasons why real time analytics tools are essential

Watching Websites

You get granular session-level detail (IP addresses, technographic information, geolocation, and sometimes even a username).

Don’t Let an Unsecured Credit Card System Bankrupt Your Business

Up and Running

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards are technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to protect cardholder data. Scanning only applies to merchants with externally-facing IP addresses.

How Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why? Interview With Microtask CEO

ArcticStartup

Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders. ArcticStartup (AS): What led you to build operations into the US, and more specifically the Valley?

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

Ask the Angels

Is it disruptive technology, IP or what other kind of criteria? Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

Christine: Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom

Christine.net

« Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy | Main | Transforming Video on the Net » Why Sling Media is Protecting Consumer Freedom "Bits are bits." Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www.

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Startup Blog: Stuck? Mix it up a bit!

Taffy Williams

You can make flawless business or operating plans. It can occur with most any operation in the company. Here are a few ideas for consideration: Review the Situation: It does no good to stay locked into a mode of operating assuming that it has to work when it is not producing results.

Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search

Code as Craft

The full list has over 1800 records, but here’s a sample: So given this list, and an incoming IP address, how can one quickly tell who it belongs too, if anyone? engineering operations securityWe love our human customers. That said we get a lot of traffic from robots too.

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Preventing Fraudulent Signups

YoungUpstarts

Fraudsters often operate from foreign IP and physical addresses. Most small to medium sized businesses can only support local businesses or operate on a national level at best. IP Logging. Amateur fraudsters or bots may operate from a dedicated server.

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Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.

Watching Websites

We’ve seen hard evidence from major web operators like Shopzilla, Google, and Microsoft. Google Analytics’ IP filtering was used to block out internal users, which might distort numbers too.

When is a Trade Sale a Strategic Exit?

Ask the Angels

On the other hand, a business which is bought solely for its IP by a corporation and which has no revenue history or sales capability and will never be managed as a stand alone entity is a strategic acquisition. The buyer anticipates bringing the acquired IP into their own organization and leveraging their extensive capabilities, funding and distribution channels to generate new revenue. Tags: Company Creation/Operation General Company Sale Exit Strategies Tom McKaskill

Payments: A day on the inside

Non-Linear Growth

The Future: A payments operating system. I like to think of this as a payments operating system. I just happen to be an investor in IP Commerce which is executing this exact opportunity. Posted in Conferences, Payments Tagged: Cloud, electronic payments, Mobile, operating system, social media. Conferences Payments Cloud electronic payments Mobile operating system social mediaEarlier this week, I participated in a truly special event, the Lydian Roundtable.

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LXC – Automating Containers aka Virtual Madness (Part 2)

Code as Craft

The first numerically available IP address in any of our VM subnets is allocated to the Bob by iterating through reverse DNS lookups on the range until an NXDOMAIN is returned. An LXC config file is then created using the IP address and other options. Presenting Virtual Madness!

High Growth Potential vs. Execution

Ask the Angels

To prepare the venture for this type of exit might be as simple as sorting out the IP. Tags: Company Creation/Operation General People/Personnel Company Sale Exit Strategies Tom McKaskill Historically our angel investment criteria have always focused on the ability of a management team to prove they can deliver on a high growth business concept.

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We’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Ask the Angels

Since there is a fundamental difference between a trade sale based on inherent revenue and profit generation from one based on exploiting an underlying patent or other form of IP, these are critical to an evaluation of whether the venture can be prepared for sale. Tags: Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General Company Sale Exit Strategies Investment Criteria Tom McKaskill

Can You Replace Lawyers With Software?

The Startup Magazine

You need lawyers to help you with incorporation and IP creation. If your IP is unique and at the heart of your startup, you definitely need legal help to protect your business. If IP isn’t terribly important to your startup, you can seek alternative legal solutions.

6 Surveillance Camera Systems For Commercial Use

YoungUpstarts

Its sturdy housing can easily operate between temperatures of 120° F and -20° F, making it a quintessential addition for outdoor monitoring. Pelco Spectra HD IP High-Speed Dome Camera. For a crystal-clear image on your IP camera, the Pelco Spectra never fails to deliver.

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The Exit Disconnect

Ask the Angels

Your resources will focus instead on creating additional IP and scalability, making contact with potential buyers and building the deal team. Tags: Company Creation/Operation General Company Sale Exit Strategies Tom McKaskill I’ll admit to having a bias towards exits and focus my review of a potential investment on the exit potential. I do sometimes get impatient when the investment proposal has little or no information on the exit path.

Virtual Data Room Cybersecurity is the Latest Business Opportunity

The Startup Magazine

A viable business opportunity is to present expert business services designed to help companies operate and implement first cybersecurity procedures and measures. The previously large document operational practices are also shifting into a virtual realm. IP Management.

Christine: Nonprofits Using VoIP for Advocacy, Outreach, and Service Delivery

Christine.net

CVM is now in the process of moving to Ciscos Unity platform (whichis SIP-compatible), and setting up a centralized, private IP network.They didnt want to use a public IP network, so they are using anational VoIP vendor that charges them a flat rate per number, ratherthan per-minute toll charges.

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