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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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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. Consumerization of IT has accelerated the pace of software adoption in the enterprise, placing greater significance on market traction and momentum. The same logic holds true for most acquiring companies.

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For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough


Install anti-hacking software. IP theft and other data breaches at startups are definitely trending up.". A brilliant idea. Sponsor.

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.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

Both Sides of the Table

deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.

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SaaS & the Art of Software Pricing. A decade of AWS & Twilio experience in one hilarious hour.

Business of Software Blog

It doesn’t stop him giving one of the sharpest talks on Software Pricing we have ever seen at last year’s Business of Software Conference. Jeff Lawson – Business of Software 2011 talk transcript. Uh but he’s one of our favorite doers as well, he’s a one man software machine. Beware! Laughter]. Sorry.

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. Instagram is a textbook example.)

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.

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

Code as Craft

This is built as a separate software package to avoid the friction of rebuilding the entire disk image as often. The Indigo Tool Suite.

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From Agency to Enterprise Software: The Evolution of Buddy Media

This is going to be BIG.

but the evidence would suggest that repositioning the company as social enterprise software was a master stroke. Social Media Software.

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback


times the number of Russian patents five years ago. The new strategy is expected to positively impact the situation. About East-West Digital News.

Alex Osterwalder on Business Model Innovation at Business of Software 2011.

Business of Software Blog

BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES. “If you’re a serious software entrepreneur in any stage, it will change your life to attend Business of Software.” ” Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software and WP Engine. What does it has to do with software?

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

VC Cafe

Each Xeligence software solution provides guidance to support automatic decision making. Aerotel Medical Systems. Allot Communications. Asocs.

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The investment that didn’t happen

K9 Ventures

The purpose of this post isn’t to debate the pros and cons of software patents. In April 2008, I was introduced to Ugmode, Inc.

The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

Lower capital requirements: The cloud lowers the upfront R&D costs for a software start-up. Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d)

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Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

Up and Running

In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP).

"When in doubt, look different". Geoffrey Moore at Business of Software. Video & transcript.

Business of Software Blog

"I have to say if I have, to be in a business during this economy, I would want to be in a software business. A service led software business. " Business of Software 2011, Boston, MA, October 24-26 th 2011 [link]  For people growing sustainable, profitable, software businesses.  Okay, good. Right?

How to optimize your business with a mobile app

The Next Web

This post is brought to you by Intellectsoft - helping you build software with intelligence. But getting started isn’t easy.…

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Should I Protect My IP Before I Try To Build My Product?

Ask The VC

American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)

Feld Thoughts

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. Join us and speak out loudly against censorship – right now!

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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

Ideation/IP. Below, Lee Hower offers advice for approaching these equity discussions objectively and properly. Experience/Seniority/Role.

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Clean Up Before Raising Funding

Instigator Blog

Deal with IP Assignment as quickly as possible; you don’t want to leave any loopholes in there that will scare investors away. Accounting.

Google Going All In on Mobile

Venture Chronicles

I’m with Larry… this is about IP and what Google is doing is acquiring a massive IP war chest that they can use as currency for access to other people’s IP as well as protect their hardware partners with. Uncategorized Android Google IP Microsoft mobile Motorola RIM

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified


I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. Trademarks.

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

Up and Running

There are four common types of IP: . Small businesses must also be aware of the IP rights claimed by other companies and competitors.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

I like to say that “there are only co-founders” — it’s extraordinarily rare for a successful business to have just a sole founder.

The Story of Raspberry Pi | Raspberry Pi Zero | Jack Lang Business of Software Europe 2015 Talk

Business of Software Blog

Jack Lang, Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and part of the original Pi Team, took to the Business of Software Europe stage to share the story of Raspberry Pi in 2015: It’s incredible journey from project, to world changer. What happens when every light bulb and every light switch has got an IP address and possibly a camera?

4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business’s Online Security

Up and Running

Use a security software that tests for vulnerabilities. PCI 1-2-3 costs $250/yr plus another $100 per extra IP address. Conclusion.

Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators

Feld Thoughts

I’ve long been a John Carmack fanboy since I first played Doom and realized id Software was based in Mesquite, TX, near where I grew up.

Sawyer on Why Bilski Really Means That Software Companies Should Leave the US

Feld Thoughts

Seeing the reaction to Bilski, what has struck me is how surprised and disappointed some people are with the weak will of the Supreme Court to act to limit the damage that software patents are causing, and will keep causing, to innovation in the U.S. Software innovation continues, by the way, in spite of the patent system, not because of it.

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Expenses You Don't Think of When Starting a Business

Software By Rob

I ruffled a few feathers with my recent post The Software Product Myth. 4 Inflecto [Software Developers] on 01.08.09 L.L.C.s It adds up.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company? Lots of thoughts here.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept


The Top Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn About IP Law What Can a Well Drafted Contract Do For Your Company? Lots of thoughts here.

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I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Activities cover clinical trials, FDA approvals, Freedom to Operate (IP, Licenses) software development, drug or device design, etc.

There is always new technology. When should we care? How do we take advantage of it? Dan Bricklin video & transcript at Business of Software 2010.

Business of Software Blog

In this talk he shares the knowledge he has gained from producing software that people buy for over 40 years. A brilliant talk from someone with absolutely nothing left to prove in the software business. He has a company called Personal Software and they’re selling.” He said “We’re doing this personal software. applause].

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. Cloud.

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Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

T he software rolls all the data into an Investment Readiness Level score. —-. Or watch the video here.). Medical Devices. Therapeutics.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

We hired IP specialists to review prior art. We grilled their IP attorneys. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. Check. Check.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Will Price , October 11, 2010 Georgians Should Vote No - Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby , October 28, 2010 Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup - Platforms and Networks , January 17, 2010 Purpose Driven Life - Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur , July 26, 2010 Two Decade-Defining Acquisitions? First Principles.

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The Twitter "Patent Hack"

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

So IP that was partially funded by our firm was used to sue other portfolio companies. It is so galling to have this kind of thing happen and it is one of the many reasons why I have come to believe that software and business method patents are an enemy of innovation in the tech sector. USV is committed to support this initiative.