Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


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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Optimizing Your Tweets for Search

Duct Tape Marketing

Optimizing Your Tweets for Search written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. In order to figure out what hashtags you should be using, simply do a search on terms related to your brand (or to the tweet you’re planning to send). About Daniel Page — Daniel is the Director of Business Development for Ahosting, a leading provider in SEO hosting and multiple IP hosting.

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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.

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. Essentially protecting your IP makes it easier to pursue legal action if someone steals or copies your work. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea. IP rights help maintain a businesses competitive edge.

The Importance of Trademarking

Up and Running

Why run a trademark search? A trademark search is incredibly important, because if you’re looking to trademark a slogan, word, or logo that’s already in use by someone else, you could be sued for trademark infringement. You can conduct a registered trademark search here.

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


On the surface, the news that the use of search engine impersonator bots is down from 57% of all DDoS bot traffic in 2014 to a miniscule 0.9% Your search of the store finally leads you to a hole in the frame of your back door, which you immediately patch.

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Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

Occam's Razor

Search/Keyword Competitive Performance. The post outlines eight sources vendors use to collect data: Toolbars, panels, ISP data, search engines, self reported, scraped/indexed, hybrid, and external voc. Search/Keyword Competitive Performance.

Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.

Occam's Razor

1 Search Results Ranking = SEO Success. 1 Search Results Ranking = SEO Success. When you search for a brand or a category term, most companies, small or big, want to show up number one in the search results. Do the search wherever you are, do you see me or a unicorn?

Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]

VC Cafe

LumaPartners , a US-based consulting firm, has created a series of infographics that chart the various vertical of the digital media industry including display advertising, mobile, commerce, search, social, and video. Videosurf – Video > Video Search. Search Lumascape.

The Importance Of A Local SEO Strategy


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. To do this right, you have to be aware of the current trends in search engine optimization and the most important ranking factors: The key ranking factors.

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EU Cookie / Privacy Laws: Implications On Data Collection And Analysis

Occam's Razor

Information like IP address, the page requested, time stamps, browser ids and more are stored. But information like IP address, browser user agent id, time stamps, page urls and much more are recorded in web logs. Privacy is a very important issue when it comes to digital.

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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.

Conducting a First-Pass Patent Search

Launching Tech Ventures

By: June Odongo I conducted a first-pass patent search for a venture concept in the biometrics space. Confidentiality concerns prevent me from describing the idea, but below, I outline the process I used to run the patent search and share some lessons learned. Why a patent search? Guidelines from patent search readings: Below are the guidelines I used for the search. Bryce Pilz’s IP videos.

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. Financial Storm Hunters: In search of remedies for.

Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur

Taffy Williams

Financial Storm Hunters: In search of remedies for. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators


Search engine impersonators are bots that pretend to be crawling a website in an attempt to index it and find useful links. Most website owners are more than happy to have the search engine bots (googlebot and bingbot, to name a couple) browsing their website all day long.

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Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

Is the Potential Acquisition Searching or Executing? Remember, the definition of a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. ( Startups are those companies that are still in the process of searching for a business model.

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?

Up and Running

In the simplest terms, intellectual property (IP) pertains to things you create with your mind; not the ideas themselves, but the expression of the ideas in some form. There are four common types of IP: . The Battle of Copyright—a copyright-free image by Christopher Dombres via Flickr.

Top 4 Content Marketing Metrics

Duct Tape Marketing

New Users are the number of people viewing the site for the first time (or for the first time on their particular IP address) while returning users are returning to view your content again. This is the total number of unique IP Addresses that have accessed your site in the filter window.

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)

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. Financial Storm Hunters: In search of remedies for. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

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

Both Sides of the Table

So I look forward to reading this to opposing counsel at the next deposition where I can tell them that I’m not afraid of appearing in court and I’m not intimidated into frivolous claims in search of shake-down money. *. Lawsuits.

Revealed: The Secret Source For Winning Google’s Love by Yaro Starak

In my last post on, we talked about the big fat truth – without unique, fresh, and lengthy content your blog search engine rankings are as good as dead. Check out the previous post here: Blog Writing 101: How To Satisfy Readers And Deliver Top 10 Google Rankings This time I will take it a step further and explain why, without great content, no link building campaign will take you as far with search engines as you would like to go.

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10 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Inc Startups

Not too long ago, defensible IP was one of the top things venture capitalists wanted to see in a startup. After all, creating and maintaining a robust IP portfolio is expensive. So what should startups do to protect their IP assets?

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Value Propositions and Customer Segments are covered in weeks 1 and 2, emphasizing the search for problem/solution and then product/market fit. Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc.

Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?


Is site search tracking turned on? Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? Is your home IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of remote employees filtered out?

Christine: Sprints ILEC-Hosted IP Centrex Deployment Strategy

« 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)

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

I suggested the best place to start the conversation is with the 21 st century definition of a startup: A startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. failure in searching for innovation when there are many unknowns. Innovation means experimentation in searching for a business model. I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets.

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The Intersection of SEO and CRO (and How to Maximize Long Term Growth)


In theory, conversion optimization aims to improve the user experience, which, conveniently, is what Google wants to do as well with their top search results. It’s in Google’s self interest to provide the best search experience for the user. Search Experience Optimization.

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Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

Most of this initial period has been focused on the build-out of core infrastructure: ubiquitous broadband (Cisco, Qualcomm), information search (Yahoo, AOL), mobile & cloud computing (Apple, Samsung, AWS), and the social mesh (Facebook) laid on top. What will the future hold?

This Is How to Optimize Your Business Blog: 14 Powerful WordPress Plugins

Up and Running

Use insights about visitor page views, geographic location, search history, demographic information, and referrals to analyze and strategize. Login LockDown limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period.

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Going Global: 8 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Business

Up and Running

Are there greater opportunities for higher rankings in the search engines, or is the design of your website helping or hindering you? ( The choice of where to base your IP holding company has become a key strategic decision for a company’s board of directors.

How to Master Content Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

Prospects and clients alike expect to be able to turn to a search engine and find the answer to any question or challenge they face. The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)!

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An App to Bring the Supply Chain into the 21st Century

Inc Startups

It's a simple idea: a 3D search tool for industrial parts. So how can you search for it? But it's hard to search 3D data using text and keywords. That's where 3D search technology, like that developed by 3D, may provide an answer.

Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense

View from Seed

These corporate VC activities go hand in hand with other strategies of large companies including internal R&D, IP licensing, M&A, etc. . One of our prior investments was an e-commerce company that grew primarily through organic search.

What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?

Both Sides of the Table

This thinking is largely driven by the venture capital industry (and subsequently Wall Street) who are in search of high margin, highly scalable businesses. You own the IP you create. In a down market IP can become a huge differentiator.

Marketing Insights to Increase Growth and Exposure

Duct Tape Marketing

Questions I ask Josh Steimle: What’s changed the most about search engine optimization? The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Questions I ask Josh Steimle: * What’s changed the most about search engine optimization?

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WayTooEarly: Finally, searching is a snap (.com)


How Long Is The Honeymoon » Finally, searching is a snap (.com). In this spririt of way too early, lets talk about my history with search. This was one of the first truly easy to use search engines. " We launched with Prodigy, but fortunately had designed it with a TCP/IP infrastructure, so we could move it to the web. So when Bill proposed starting search once again, I was all for it and joined the board of, which launches today.

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Startup Blog: Financial Storm Hunters: In search of remedies for.

Taffy Williams

Friday, June 3, 2011 Financial Storm Hunters: In search of remedies for capital market crashes and crises (by S. Financial Storm Hunters: In search of remedies for. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

Startup Blog: Getting Rights to the Technology

Taffy Williams

The next segments will address a search and acquisition of the rights to the technology for your intended products. You are now ready to search for technology for your company. In selecting the technology, you may already have IP or inventors identified but not have the rights yet.

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