Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP

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The money you pay your intellectual property (IP) lawyer should be judiciously spent. However, the potential costs associated with an IP mishap can be catastrophic. An invalidated patent or one deemed to infringe the rights of another party can devastate a startup.

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EdgeCast Inks Patent Licensing Deal, Adds Customers

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According to EdgeCast, the IP deal grants the firm a license for more than thirty issued and pending patents, covering display and delivery of rich media; automated hosting and server management; load balancing; dynamic DNS, and other technology. The firm said the patents date from as early as 1994. Tags: edgecast patent legal licensing web.com music content delivery network

Fuisz Media Ties With Intellectual Ventures

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Santa Monica-based interactive video technology developer Fuisz Media and IP licensing firm Intellectual Ventures said yesterday that the two are in a intellectual property licensing agreement. The companies said that Fuisz has acquired several strategic patents related to interactive video technology from IV, and has become a customer of IV''s patent defense program. Financial details of the patent licensing deal were not announced.

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Intellectual Property – Worthless To A Startup, Priceless To A Big Dumb Company

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Intellectual Property (IP) is an ugly thing at a startup. However, to a Big Dumb Company (BDC), a startup’s IP is a thing of beauty. How can IP be worthless to a startup yet very worthwhile to a BDC? Because IP has intrinsic value, but only in the right hands.

TechZulu Live to Premiere "TZLaw" at 5:15 p.m. PT Thursday, October 7, with IP Attorney Denise Grayson of "The Social Network"

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PT as they kick off the new weekly tech law show "TechZulu Law" with a discussion with IP attorney Denise Grayson, who portrays the attorney of Eduardo Saverin in the film about the early days of Facebook, "The Social Network.".

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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Along with your cash, customers and employees, a healthy startup culture will prove to be one of your most precious assets. . Banana IP. "Intellectual As described in IP Is Worthless To A Startup , most startups over estimate the value of their intellectual property.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

Beyond that, I want lots of conversations with experts, users, customers, VCs, partners, etc. NDAs or Other Protection So you decide you want to be able to share with experts, users, customers, VCs, partners, etc.

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Startup Business Model Considerations

SoCal CTO

Team – higher requirements for caliber of team members Product – focus on truly differentiated and not me-too Market – is it really big enough to provide investor returns** Traction – need more users, partners, patents, etc Timing – are you building for yesterday or 2 yrs from now? Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g.

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Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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Tapping The Power Of The Crowd For Ideas, Advice and Funding, with JumpStartFund

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Can tapping the power of the crowd not only help you find customers and help fund your project, but also help you shape your startup idea and find funding? That gives us access to the patents from those federal labs and universities have.

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

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I love the enthusiasm, the boundless energy and the sense of possibility that comes from having an idea that hasn’t yet been beat up in the marketplace of competing ideas, customer contracts, VC skepticism, jaded journalists or fickle consumers who are on the The New, New Thing. What if you are measuring CAC wrongly and you’re really not acquiring customers cost effectively? Who is leading your patent filing program? Legal threats from other IP holders?

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Roping in the Legal Eagles

InfoChachkie

Just as you would not ask your family physician to perform a coronary bypass, do not ask your corporate lawyer to help you write your patent application. Most corporate attorneys can give you general guidance with respect to securing your Intellectual Property (IP) rights, especially with respect to trademarks, copyrights and other non-patent-related items. However, you should seek a patent attorney when it is time to craft your patent application.

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Interview with Kanaan Jemili, uCast Global

socalTECH

Those technologies allow us to scale and offer a superior product for customers. Who are your core customers? Those are the three active areas, and we have several customers and have made lots of headway there. Why do these customers choose you rather than build their own systemsin particular, the carriers? For the first three years, it was all about research and development, building IP and patents and so forth.

Interview with Cliff Rees, XCast Labs

socalTECH

It seems that every week, a new, Voice-over-IP provider firm surfaces in the market, either providing PBX services, voicemail, or other similar services. round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and Frontera Capital for a voice-over-IP service, and we thought we'd talk with Cliff Rees, the firm's CEO, to understand how the firm is different from those many providers. Once you get to 300-500 customers, it blows up, because it was never intended to scale.

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How to cleverly integrate your own URI shortener

SoCal Delicious

While handling bots, you should detect search engine crawlers, too: /* lookup your crawler IP database to populate $isCrawler; then, if the IP wasnt identified as search engine crawler: */ if ($isCrawler !== from the IP address range 65.52.0.0

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Interview with Eric Frankel, StarGreetz

socalTECH

It literally lets them talk to their customers in a never-before way, on a one-on-one basis. Based on those three inspirations, I wanted to build a company that allows brands and celebrities to speak to their customer in a unique manner.

Interview with Dave Waldman, Bccthis

socalTECH

Dave Waldman: While creating our email product, we'd done quite a bit of work on patenting the processes we were going through, and liked the concept of private messaging. We do need to make money at some point, but right now we're trying to nail down the customer fit.

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Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

socalTECH

When you're sitting at a computer with a known, registered IP, we know it is you and your particular category of images, and you can log in. We also assumed over 50 pending patents, from ten different patent families. Curtis Staker: It's certainly financial customers.

Interview with George Ruan and Donald Patterson, Quub

socalTECH

Right after that, I established connections with lots of artists--who were customer and friends--and started publishing books for them. We're currently in discussions with two different companies, who are commercializing custom-built applications based on our service. The sort of support mechanisms and networks in place really are about pharmaceuticals, biomedical, and patents.

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Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching

socalTECH

The proof nowadays is certainly in winning customers--whether that is a consumer or in the enterprise. Defensibility is also big--we're not interested in the me-too's without some unique IP. At GRP, we don't care about patents--they're nice to have, but not required--but we're looking for defensible IP in an area with an interesting, and big, idea.

Interview with Phil Ressler, BigStage Entertainment

socalTECH

Unlike most web media firms, we've got a real, protectable IP, based on serious computer science, three patents, and five more pending. In the meantime, we have lots of engineering associated with customizing things in a B2B environment, and we are working and developing our methodology to create more openness--making it easier for developers to grab and build and integrate this into their own web media projects.