Are you wasting money filing patents?

Berkonomics

But only recently did I read a clear document on the risks and rewards of patent strategy. Thanks to Russ Krajec, a patent attorney, for the quick improvement in my education, here are some important points to consider when thinking of your patent strategy.

Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

Tech Zulu Event

Music Prodigy , a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

Patent Suit Spawned By NTI Group Buy Settled

socalTECH

A patent lawsuit against educational software provider Blackboard , which was spawned by the acquisition of Sherman Oaks-based NTI Group last year, has been settled, according to Texas-based TechRadium. TechRadium, which had sued Blackboard in May after it acquired emergency messaging provider NTI Group for $182M, said that the two firms have agreed to cross-license several patents and patent applications.

Milestones of Innovation 17: ‘Golden Spike’ Heralds Era of Cheap Steel

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Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP

InfoChachkie

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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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

Berkonomics

They will be more willing to pay a royalty fee if your product gets them to market earlier or is protected by patent to create a barrier to their competition. This week we contacted royalty licensing expert, the well-respected Arthur Lipper, asking the magic question.

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Meet Martha Harper, The Social Entrepreneur Who Perfected The Franchise Business Model

InfoChachkie

Although she had little formal education, the doctor indulged her curiosity, opened his library to her and taught her basic chemistry. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes.

Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

Berkonomics

They will be more willing to pay a royalty fee if your product gets them to market earlier or is protected by patent to create a barrier to their competition. This week we contacted royalty licensing expert, the well-respected Arthur Lipper, asking the magic question.

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

Xconomy

OrthoWorx has established several initiatives on education and workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship, branding and awareness, and community enhancement to strengthen the area’s abilities to grow the orthopedic sector as well as promote its stature in the global market. Indiana’s institutes of higher education have become centers of entrepreneurship, supporting their faculty, staff, and students.

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Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

InfoChachkie

Diversity on all levels, be it ideas, education, background, gender, ethnicity or otherwise, is critical to our growth. According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, mixed-gender teams produce patents that are cited up to 42% more often.

Maine’s Largest Hospital Launches Internal Health Tech Accelerator

Tech.Co

Unfortunately, health systems—and the education of people who work within health systems—are not designed to capitalize on the insights of their employees, she said. According to her research, there have been 22 patents issued to Maine Medical Center Research Institute in 20 years.

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What Every Businessperson Should Know about Trademarks

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 -- "What Every Businessperson Should Know about Trademarks" The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast and the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Educational Outreach Program. Our speaker will address: difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents; comparing between trademarks, domain names and business name registrations; and much more.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

Xconomy

X: I read an article from 1998 that you were quoted in—it sounded like Stanford’s Niels Reimers helped MIT reorganize its patenting and licensing office in 1986 to make it more like Stanford’s model. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ]. MIT’s approach to nurturing entrepreneurship has changed a lot over the past 50 years.

Navigating Your Way Through the IP Mine Field

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 7, 2011 -- LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs presents: Navigating Your Way Through the IP Mine Field In today's technologically based world, Intellectual Property issues are more relevant than ever After reviewing the basics of patent, trademark, and copyright law, we will look at some modern day IP law applications including areas where the law struggles to keep up with technology.

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Music Prodigy | Creating Real Musicians with Rock Prodigy

Tech Zulu Event

Music Prodigy is changing Music Education through its patent-pending technology and proprietary teaching method that enables any aspiring musician to learn any instrument, at any level of expertise, anywhere an iOS device can reach.

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

The company also educates people about their rights on capture data when interacting with law enforcement. Their patented design also has the optional Wi-Fi access point so it’s always attached to your network and helps manage battery life of the lock.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

InfoChachkie

Victory usually satisfies, but it seldom educates. 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.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

Matthew Clough is a social entrepreneur and creative professional who has dedicated himself to helping children get the educations they deserve in Tanzania, Africa. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch. where entrepreneurs share their stories. About. Events. Contact.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Bill had previously created a packaged software company called Knowledge Adventure the produced children’s educational software. We talked about patents. Last night I had the great privilege to interview Bill Gross , one of the Internet’s true pioneers.

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

Tech Zulu Event

Whether it’s something as extensive as filing patents, more simple trademark registrations, and or putting appropriate documentation in place, don’t ignore this and don’t rely on boilerplate online templates.

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Interview With Caradoc Ehrenhalt, EV Safe Charging

socalTECH

The industry has been amazing in developing standards about how to communicate between a car and charger and how to handshake between them for safety, so we end up explaining that and doing a fair amount of education to let people know about that. My background has always been inventing products, and have several patents, and I have a passion for bringing new things to life, making partnerships, like the one with Sumitomo.

Interview With Caradoc Ehrenhalt, EV Safe Charge

socalTECH

The industry has been amazing in developing standards about how to communicate between a car and charger and how to handshake between them for safety, so we end up explaining that and doing a fair amount of education to let people know about that. My background has always been inventing products, and have several patents, and I have a passion for bringing new things to life, making partnerships, like the one with Sumitomo Electric.

CallFire Bootstraps 50,000 Signups and Hires Former NetZero CEO

Tech Zulu Event

CallFire serves clients in a diverse array of industries, from automotive, education and entertainment, to finance, healthcare, marketing and real estate.

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

SoCal Delicious

On my side, the time and money wasted with the idea to educate people is immense. Hardcore SEO Porn Harrys explicit SEO Dojo Peeping Geeking with Greg Bills search patent close-ups Tomorrows Free SEO Porn Edwards SEO TGP FAQ Sexy T-Shirts.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

socalTECH

Although people generally associate AR and Vr with gaming, we're actually growing into a lot of other areas, like healthcare, education, and the enterprise. We've already filed fifteen patents already on our technology, but it's definitely been a challenging couple of year sto come up with all of this and to find the talent to carry it out.

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Interview with Ryan Scott, CauseCast

socalTECH

An example is one we recently launched with Virgin Mobile and Katy Perry, where we allow people to volunteer to help youth homelessness, track that with our patent-pending cause tracking and rewards systems, and where those volunteers can get tickets to a concert.

MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

Tech Zulu Event

Their patented “ubiquitous data protocol” is designed to integrate multi-device awareness into the OS of all your devices, allowing users to think only about the screen that is most convenient. There is no right answer many times, just gut instincts and educated guesses.

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Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

Both Sides of the Table

Distributed version control model – first in the industry like ours and we are filing patents. But how do you convince millions of people that need to be educated that they have a document management problems to upload their documents in the first place? On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

Tech Zulu Event

In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. Alex serves on the Board of Directors for Logsdon School, a non-profit school providing educational services to students with special needs.

Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe

socalTECH

Last year, we did fifty different educational programs, talking to on the order of 10,000 people in those fifty programs. The second thing is the stuff we have been doing--education, networking, and connections--and getting that primordial soup stirred up and catalyzed.

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Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie

socalTECH

We have patents filed on this process. For an educator, it helps to bring classroom training to life. This morning, Knowledge Genie (www.myknowledgegenie.com) launched a new web site that helps experts and authors publish online information to the web. We sat down and spoke with Milo Sindell, one of the founders of the firm, to learn more about how the firm came about and what it's trying to accomplish. What is the idea behind Knowledge Genie?

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