This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless


Clueless, yet unafraid, Hedy and Antheil set out to design a secure remote control guidance system for the US government. In 1945, Hedy and Antheil codified their invention by filing a patent claim. In homage to the piano’s 88 keys, their design hopped the signal between 88 frequencies.

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

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” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. The patents Overture held became known in small circles as Google’s ’361 problem as outlined here. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map. Tech startup accelerators dot the landscape, feeding investments into the waiting arms of the nation’s most intelligent and driven entrepreneurs. Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map".

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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where entrepreneurs share their stories. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Free Corporations For First-Time Entrepreneurs. Right now they’re setting up 500 free corporations for first time entrepreneurs. Designed by.

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


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.

KOR Nava | Rethinking Hydration [Review]

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I later found the bottle belonged to my roommate (don’t worry, the bottle was still in the communal cupboard and thoroughly cleaned upon return) – he was a graphic & brand designer by trade and had a quirkier appreciation for negative space than most people. DESIGN – 3.

How Nils Forsblom Is Reinventing Himself In Mobile With TenFarms


We want to create something that serves a purpose, has a unique design, and is farily simple to use, and where people can understand what that app does. We have a couple of different ideas in the pipeline, and have filed patents in our unique way of showing advertising on a very small screen.

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Decoding Signal From Noise For Wall Street, With Bitvore


Bitvore is based in Irvine, and is backed by serial entrepreneur Yuri Pikover, as well as other angels. It''s designed for business people.

Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups


Our “everything water” web service, called the HydraCommunity, is designed to allow collaboration between water agencies, water customers, water use equipment, and other water related services.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation


When doctors implant devices to replace a patient’s missing bones or support damaged bones, those devices were probably designed, developed, and/or manufactured in Warsaw. It makes sense for Indiana institutions to encourage innovation that helps the world, since then-Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana worked with then-Senator Bob Dole of Kansas to create the bipartisan Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act, or Bayh-Dole Act, in 1980.

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TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


My background, is I''ve been designing and developing accessories for the top carriers in the country, companies like Sprint and Verizon, as well as others. Is there anything specific you are looking for in an entrepreneur or company?

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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At the tender age of 15, Tanz teamed up with his friend Michael Schneider (the CEO of MobileRoadie ), to create the design firm Fluid Design. Tanz has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine “Young Millionaires of 2011 Special Report.”

Are NDAs Worth Much?

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Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs, are legal contracts designed to protect confidential information. That means when you have confidential information such as trade secrets, a special production process or formula, copyrights, trademarks, or patents to protect.

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Interview with Avantika Shahi, Haus


Our interview with a startup entrepreneur this morning is with Avantika Shahi , the founder and CEO of Haus (, a new Los Angeles startup hoping to create a new way for people to search for homes. Fifteen years now down the line, I'm now connecting the dots between design, technology, and real estate software. search estate real interview entrepreneur startup shahi avantika

Introduction to IP

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An understanding of intellectual property is essential to companies, universities, entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors. Anyone involved in innovation--from gene therapy treatments to surfboard designs--needs to know what their IP is and how to protect it. This introductory survey will provide you with the ability to identify intellectual property and determine how to best protect it--including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

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JumpStartFund Launches First Ever Crowd-Powered Portal For Startups

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Helping solicit new business ideas and patents from individuals, federal research labs, universities and other R&D organizations countrywide. Members submit ideas and patents, the JumpStartFund community members and the JumpStartFund team vets them.

Interview with Kevin Kent, Inspired Instruments


My partner and I, Cliff Elion, have a patent pending neck technology, which enables the guitar to be made at a very accessible price point, and also have probably more functionality and connectivity than any device in history. with human interface design, you can't change everything at once.

Three Keys to Business Success

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Design the Organization – Most grow organically and are based on people, not on the job that needs to be done. Design the Job – Include reporting relationships, authority, responsibilities, and performance metrics. Entrepreneurs who have the discipline to plan well significantly increase their odds of success. Being an Entrepreneur is Risky Success tends to go not to the person who is error-free, because he also tends to be risk-averse. Patents.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


There has recently been a common theme among the entrepreneurs I have interviewed and the conferences I have attended: despite the relatively weak state of the world economy, now is a great time to create a high-tech startup.

TechZulu Tech Crawl | Culver City Edition!

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Whether you’re a networked entrepreneur or just finding your way in the LA tech scene, TZ Tech Crawls give you a fun way to discover new things about the community and each other. ZehnerGroup designs and builds custom websites that scale.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

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Hire Entrepreneurs! Stage two: They say the solution was obvious all along." -- Robert Fischell, Inventor (Holder of 200 medical device patents) It is easy to come up with ideas. Blogger Template originally design by Web-Kreation Converted By Jacky Supit

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Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie


Essentially, it guides the author through a four step process to design, build, test, and publish their creation. If you're an expert in a certain technology--say, business process design--and have thought about publishing a book, this is a quicker, faster, and more comprehensive way to share it with the world. You could create a business process design Genie, and announce it through public relations or social networking efforts, and direct them to a login page.

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Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


Why Lawyers Don’t Run Startups - Steve Blank , May 27, 2010 Startups need to have a great lawyer, accountant, patent attorney, etc. Why Entrepreneurs Hate Lawyers. In many of them I get asked similar questions, including the inevitable “what makes a great entrepreneur?” Marketplace companies are notoriously difficult to start, so I'm constantly amazed that so many entrepreneurs chose this route. If you’re an entrepreneur, the glib answer is “no.”

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Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010


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. How-to learn about angel/vc term sheets - Gabriel Weinberg , June 28, 2010 I think every startup entrepreneur (and angel investor) should have a good understanding of financing term sheets. You’re Not a Real Entrepreneur - Steve Blank , June 10, 2010 Who is an entrepreneur really?

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Interview with Dipanshu Sharma, Kadonk


We were contemplating one of the problems we had all faced, which was when we designed a project, the issue was that it usually never got done on time. Another issue, was that once the product was designed, we would take our project plan, print it out, and put it on the wall, but inevitably when we were designing a new handset or a new feature for a mobile handset, someone would get sick, new tasks were added, and all that wouldn't get added to the plan.

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The Master Checklist of EVERYTHING You Need to Start a Business

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If you are inventing or creating a product, understand patents and register for one at the USPTO. Design a logo ( 99designs ). Speak to entrepreneurs and leaders in your industry and consider asking them to be your mentor.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 4. Build a SWAT team

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Build a SWAT team By Frank Addante (Part 4 of a 5 part series: " So, you need to develop a product? ") Any entrepreneur, CEO or CTO should always have a development SWAT team on hand. At L90 (Startup 3.0) , we were sued by DoubleClick on the eve of our IPO for alleged patent-infrindgement.

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Interview with George Ruan and Donald Patterson, Quub


Don Patterson: It took a long time to converge on what we were actually doing, and we started on a path of developing stuff, working with interaction designers, and forcing ourselves to identify what service we were really trying to provide. The sort of support mechanisms and networks in place really are about pharmaceuticals, biomedical, and patents. Tags: entrepreneur startup networking social twitter irvine patterson ruan george quub itnerview

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Roping in the Legal Eagles


It is surprising how often entrepreneurs forget this simple fact. 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.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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is the second largest designated market area (DMA) in the country, so youre starting with a natural talent pool of very interesting people, and also, a market from which to sell your goods and services into. before which is second-time entrepreneurs.

MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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Rannala said being an entrepreneur is all about figuring things out, getting hands dirty and executing cheaply. RocksBox , a new discovery and sales channel for designer fashion jewelry.

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Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D


Santa Monica-based Fundable ( is a newly launched, crowdfunding site which is headed by local entrepreneur Wil Shroter. It was a series of different technologies we had ot develop and apply for patents on, and now that we have it, we're working on a prototype.

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