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

Qualcomm In Patent Deal With Yulong

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has entered into a Chinese patent licensing agreement with Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., covering its 3G and 4G patents, according to the company. Qualcomm said the royalty-bearing patent license covers development, manufacturing, and sales of. Yulong is the 100th customer to sign up under Qualcomm's patent agreement terms reached with China's National Development and Reform Commission.

Green Dot Gets Mobile Gelocation Patent

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Patent No. Green Dot said the patent relates to its use of geolocation for creating customized user experiences, as well as for risk management and fraud prevention. The patent names Samuel H. Green Dot was represented by Arent Fox LLP in the patent filing. green mobile geolocation patent location awareness communications uspto finance debit prepaid Pasadena-based Green Dot , the prepaid debit card provider, reported Tuesday that it has been issued U.S.

Yardi, RealPage Settle Patent Litigation

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , the developer of real estate and property management software, looks to have scored a win in a patent lawsuit against RealPage , a developer of cloud-based software for the rental housing industry. yardi realpage lawsuit patent legal settlement

RightSignature, Customer Sued By RPost

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Santa Barbara-based RightSignature , the provider of electronic signature services, as well as one of its customers--Farmers Insurance--has just been sued by competing electronic signature service RPost. According to a filing with the Texas Eastern District Court, RPost claims patent infringement over 4 different patents owned by the company. RightSignature announced the addition of Farmer's Insurance as a customer in May of last year.

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Emulex Ordered To Pay Broadcom In Patent Trial

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Costa Mesa-based Emulex reported Thursday afternoon that it has been ordered to pay $387,922 to Irvine-based Broadcom , in a partial verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit. District Court for the Central District of California, which found that certain serial/deserializers used by Emulex infringed upon patents owned by Broadcom. Emulex said it plans to take "appropriate steps" to ensure continued product supply and support to its customers, and may decide to appeal the ruling.

Apple Patent Trial Goes to Jury | Why Fight When You Can License

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Apple rested their defense today in their final attempt to stave off a patent lawsuit with far-reaching implications for all smartphone makers. Based on the report’s conclusions, Apple requested that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) re-examine Ditzik’s patent.

Hytera Scuffles With Motorola In Court

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headquarters in Irvine--over multiple patent infringement claims. An ITC judge ruled in July that Hytera had infringed on four patents held by Motorola Solutions. Hytera's products in question are Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) products, which send digitally encoded radio signals over the air; DMR is an emerging standard being used in the radio communications area, which is where Motorola Solutions has a large base of government and commercial customers.

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Fuisz Media Ties With Intellectual Ventures

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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. recognition video licensing patent ventures intellectual media fuisz

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Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

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One way to mitigate this is by using early money to create a prototype, to perform market research, to complete the first generation of the product, or to deliver the service to a satisfied customer. Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.”

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

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Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said.

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Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP

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An invalidated patent or one deemed to infringe the rights of another party can devastate a startup. Defensible Claims - Some companies take pride in the number of patents they own. Fewer patents with readily defensible claims will help keep your legal costs under control.

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

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Patents held by startups generally have a limited ability to reduce competition. The average time required to obtain a patent is 36-to-40 months, during which there is no guarantee your adVenture will ultimately receive patent protection. Not All Patent Types Are Created Equal.

Here are ten vision tests for your success

Berkonomics

Test yourself as to whether you can identify the size of your market niche, and whether you can overcome the many barriers to access customers within your niche. A core patent or “thicket” of patents protecting your offering?

Hire for your core. Partner for the rest.

Berkonomics

By definition, your core is your intellectual property foundation, the thing that makes your business most valuable to customers, investors and perhaps someday to potential buyers.

Qualcomm Disputes Japanese Order

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The JFTC had claimed that Qualcomm's Japanese licensees were force to cross license patents to Qualcomm on a royalty-free basis, and that they were also forced to not exert patents against each other. Qualcomm disputed the claim, saying that the provisions in the agreements provide "enormous benefits" to its customers and licensees, and that the order was "neither justified by the facts nor supported by the law." Tags: qualcomm japan lawsuit legal trade patent

Boy! If I had only learned this before spending a million!

Berkonomics

There was even talk of some phone companies using the patented system for serving communities of guests, not just from a single hotel. That response is quite different than one where competitors have paved the way and existing customers prove through use that the product or service is valued.

Intellectual Property: What, When, Where, Why, and How

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A well-developed patent portfolio (along with an intellectual property portfolio, generally) conveys a high degree of technical and commercial sophistication to potential investors, customers, competitors, and licensees. Thursday, July 13, 2017 -- Intellectual Property: What, When, Where, Why, and How. Intellectual property is becoming increasingly important when it comes to business valuation as well as success – especially for tech companies.

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Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

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Hank: I am the CEO and founder of Seco Sys , which is a platform that allows water agencies, customers, and water related services to concurrently engage in water conservation at all water use endpoints.

Start a deal room and keep it current.

Berkonomics

Deal rooms contain access to or copies of all significant contracts with suppliers, customers, consultants, and others. Maybe you have not heard the term, “deal book.” That’s a comprehensive piece on a company for use by a buyer in determining fit.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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Our customers are some of the world's largest, most diverse organizations on the planet, such as IBM, HP and Dell. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, mixed-gender teams produce patents that are cited up to 42% more often.

Can you finance your company with grants?

Berkonomics

The company grows in value to its customers and to prospective buyers of the business, but without any dilution of control or ownership for the founders. First, here’s a link to my recent TEDx talk, “Smiling at success; laughing at failure.” ” .

The 5 Criteria That Matter When Evaluating A College Entreprenurial Program

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Ask: How many patents were filed by students and faculty during each of the past five years? How active (and helpful) is the technology transfer office, as measured by the number of patents licensed by alumni and students annually. What is the process required to create a custom degree?

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Here’s How You Get A VC To Pull Out Their Checkbook

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What does your pain reliever look like, how is it implemented by the customer and what future products do you expect to roll out? Patents and Trademarks. Business Plans are dead.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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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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10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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If your adVenture does not receive funding and you are unable to operate on customer revenue, then the Darwinian world of business (as described in Competing From The Fringe ) is trying very hard to tell you something – be sure to listen. Customer Dollars Taste Great.

Address the five risks to increase your valuation.

Berkonomics

One way to mitigate this is by using early money to create a prototype, to perform market research, to complete the first generation of the product, or to deliver the service to a satisfied customer. This risk can be mitigated by finding a customer willing to purchase as soon as a proven model is completed, and willing to state this in writing. In the creation of a new enterprise, there are five principal risks to be addressed by the entrepreneur.

Remember The Phone Company? It’s Back And It’s Called Facebook

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In fact, it''s patently obvious, which makes it even more shocking that many digital ad executives do such a poor job of prompting mobile engagement and conversions. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Quick - name a phone company. AT&T? Verizon?

Seven Great Startup CTO Posts so far in May

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Some good ones already from May: "Authentic" is dead - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , May 3, 2010 Phrases that should be retired include - “Putting customers first” You Actually Did This? Software Patent Absurdity - Feld Thoughts , May 6, 2010 Feld on the problems with software patents. Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups, Startup Development and being a Startup CTO.

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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. . Unless your venture is focused on researching potential scientific breakthroughs, it is likely that your technology can be easily copied and your patents circumvented.

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E-Vehicle Charging Station Forum

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His patented EV ARC™ is the world’s only transportable, solar powered charging station. It does not require any permits, civil engineering or planning, foundations, trenching or electrical connections and is delivered to the customer site ready to operate. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -- E-Vehicle Charging Station Forum. Our Keynote speaker is David Greenfader, VP of Envision Solar.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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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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QLogic Buys Ethernet Line From Broadcom In $147M Deal

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Broadcom said the move will help it provide a "broader solution portfolio" to its customers. In addition to the acquisition, the two said QLogic will license certain Broadcom patents to cover its Fibre Channel products for $62M.

Five Startup Tips From The Beatles

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Some of the examples are patently obvious (e.g., (i) Your startup should strive to offer as much value to its customers as possible. Article first published as Five Business Tips From The Beatles on Technorati. This part one of a two part series; you can access part two HERE.

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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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