NewEgg's Quest Against A Patent Troll

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Even fewer might not be aware that they might just owe some thanks to the firm, after it scored a patent win against a so-called "patent troll" which was plaguing dozens of online retailers, demanding licensing terms for using shopping card technology it said it owned the rights to.

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FindTheBest Launches Campaign Against Patent "Troll"

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Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the products review startup headed by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O''Connor, has a new mission in life: fight patent trolls. FindTheBest has launched a major lawsuit in New York, looking to take down a "patent troll" which had demanded that the startup pay the company for violating a patent. findthebest patent troll lawsuit legal rico doubleclick

Demand Media Sweetens Executive Pot

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Ahead of its IPO, Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online domain name and media publishing business run by Richard Rosenblatt, updated its IPO filings Thursday, saying that it has granted $30.8M Among other updates the firm added to its S-1 filing, the firm reported it now has eight patents granted--up from five--for its intellectual property, and an additional sixteen pending in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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Sexting Patent, Facebook “Likes” Bing, School Spying and More on TechZulu Law from BlogWorld 2010

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Tags: Social News TechZulu Law Video AOL Art Neill Bing Blogs BlogWorld BlogWorld Expo 2010 Christina Gagnier Copyright Creative Commons Demand Media Facebook Farhad Mohit FTC Guides Internet JD Lasica Lisa Borodkin Mozilla New Media Rights Startups TechZulu Live TZ Law Yahoo

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

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“With its patented app demo technology and tools, users will now be able to experience their apps and games on-demand and without an install across various platforms, starting with Google.”.

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Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

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Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” Especially if you are in the early stage of growing a business, these five risks can and often do derail entrepreneurs before realizing the riches of a great exit. So, let’s examine them and mitigate them.

Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

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What is most exciting is the number of business opportunities that the cannabis industry creates a demand for like water control, commercial real estate, fertilizer development and distribution, wavelength specific LED lighting, and packaging.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

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Was there consumer demand? Did anybody hold patents that would prevent us from using this technology? I seldom hire patent attorneys during due diligence but this was too important. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week.

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Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

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What is most exciting is the number of business opportunities that the cannabis industry creates a demand for like water control, commercial real estate, fertilizer development and distribution, wavelength specific LED lighting, and packaging.

Address the five risks to increase your valuation.

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If there are high barriers to entry with such protections as patents, long development time already spent or contracts with the major potential customers, then the risk of a competitor with more resources jumping into the frothy pool and taking advantage of the demand created by the company is minimized. In the creation of a new enterprise, there are five principal risks to be addressed by the entrepreneur.

NextVR Gives Viewers Virtual Front Row Seats to Big Events

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The company has 23 patents granted and pending for VR technology that cover content, delivery, transmission, and playback. NASCAR joins the NHL, NBA and the band Coldplay in creating live and on-demand 3D experiences using the NextVR technology.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Richard Rosenblatt – Demand Media. Most recently, Rosenblatt cofounded Demand Media, launching in 2006 with $120 million in equity and the acquisition of eHow.com. You might know Demand Media better as the people behind Cracked, DailyPuppy, and GolfLink.

Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy

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Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy (www.ice-energy.com) has quietly been working away at developing energy storage systems to help smooth out the demand for energy on the nation's power grid. We have thirteen patents associated with the Ice bear.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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The patents Overture held became known in small circles as Google’s ’361 problem as outlined here. He built & IPOd Demand Media. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Their patented multi-purpose cleaning formula was recently approved by Boeing to replace toxic solvents. EnvoyNow is innovating in the on-demand food delivery space, targeting the underserved college market. Categories: mobile consumer, on-demand, chat. We did it folks!

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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They would launch quickly and test whether or not there is any demand. We talked about patents. I brought up the fact that I find many larger companies abusing the patent system to slow down smaller competitors which is actually anti competitive.

ConTraps Part II – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs

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Thus, demand “Powered By” branding status to ensure that end-users will be exposed to your brand and alerted to the fact that your technology is a significant component of the BDC’s solution. Note: This is part II of a three part series. Access part I HERE and part III HERE.

ConTraps Part II – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs

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Thus, demand “Powered By” branding status to ensure that end-users will be exposed to your brand and alerted to the fact that your technology is a significant component of the BDC’s solution. Note: This is part II of a three part series. Access part I HERE and part III HERE.

Roping in the Legal Eagles

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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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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Dropped Calls, Students Protest AT&T Network Coverage Facebook Patents News Feed, Social Net Confusion Ensues Trying to Work from Home More Efficiently? RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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Creating Incremental Strategic Value - Ask the Angels , June 17, 2010 We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. Just because a product has a patent, deep complexity and an obvious competitive advantage does not mean that it can fly by itself into the market. Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year.

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Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. As we go into Halloween this weekend, we want to thank all of our sponsors, advertisers, and members, who make it possible for us to exist. Without all of you, we wouldn't be able to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Thanks in particular to: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

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First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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He also has product strategy and business development experience in the areas of video-on-demand services and RF CMOS components. Patents.

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Tilofy: Making Sense Of The World Around You Using Location Data

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We now have a team of nine engineers and scientists, with experience from companies like IBM, Demand Media, and Google, all part of our core engineering team.

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How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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For example Twitter , where gazillions of bots [type A] follow other equally superfluous but nevertheless very busy bots [type B] that automatically generate 27% valuable content (links to penis enlargement tools) and 73% not exactly exciting girly chatter (breeding demand for cheap viagra).

Interview with Marcus Filipovich, Ocular Data Systems

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Judges, juries, defense, and prosecuters are now expecting and demanding video be produced in the courtroom. In addition to the patents we have now on DAX in law enforcement, we also have two patents for a fully automated systems, which allows us to move into workplace safety.

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Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers

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How Beatshare Is Tackling Music And Messaging

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We have a massive music catalog, because we've enabled users to access their own, on-demand streaming services. Barry Lieberman: That's our patent pending, proprietary secret sauce which we've built, which is the back end of the Beatshare's technology. There are lots of music and messaging apps out there, but is there room for an app which makes music the message?

CallFire Bootstraps 50,000 Signups and Hires Former NetZero CEO

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In particular, CallFire has answered unusually strong demand coming from political campaigns, the insurance sector and emergency notification.

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