Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP

InfoChachkie

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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OnGreen Launches Patent Marketplace

socalTECH

Pasadena-based OnGreen , the online marketplace for green and clean technology businesses, said today that it has launched a new, patent marketplace focused on allowing users to license or sell their intellectual property (IP). According to OnGreen, the new marketplace will provide additional funding avenues for entrepreneurs. OnGreen said the patent exchange will focus on promoting the sale and licensing of green and clean technology patents and other form of IP.

Introduction to IP

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 8, 2010 -- Introduction to IP. 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. The program will also focus specifically on the patent process, including strategies for protecting your IP on a budget and recent legal changes that affect IP rights.

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

InfoChachkie

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"

Tech Zulu Event

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

InfoChachkie

Mark noted that even if an entrepreneur does not become a master developer, by simply understanding the software development process, they will be a more effective startup leader. Banana IP. "Intellectual Entrepreneur Iconic Advice

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The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

Tech Zulu Event

The startup ecosystem is not just made up of entrepreneurs and investors; it also includes lawyers, bankers, HR and payroll providers as well as financial services providers.

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Interview with Kanaan Jemili, uCast Global

socalTECH

For the first three years, it was all about research and development, building IP and patents and so forth. kanaan jemili ucast global media video distribution interview gary winnick telecom streaming entrepreneurIn a world of digital video, whats the best way to distribute and monetize that streaming video content?

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

I also will point out that in the The 15 Mistakes of First Time Entrepreneurs : 9. Entrepreneur: Following is an email describing my idea. Some resources on this: Intellectual Property is More Than Patents Does My Startup Have Intellectual Property?

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Are NDAs Worth Much?

Tech Zulu Event

Signaling — An NDA puts other parties on notice that your IP is valuable, not lightly shared, and that you intend to defend it and your business. That said, NDAs should never take the place of solid IP protection.

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Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

socalTECH

We can tell that they're using a voice-over-IP phone number or prepaid mobile phone, and we might not allow them to register because their experience is that a majority of their fraudulent activity comes from those type of phone numbers. In 2011, we had two of our patents approved.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

I also will point out that in the The 15 Mistakes of First Time Entrepreneurs : 9. Entrepreneur: Following is an email describing my idea. Some resources on this: Intellectual Property is More Than Patents Does My Startup Have Intellectual Property?

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

Xconomy

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. Some of these entrepreneurs are faculty and staff members who license their own work. People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a.

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Intellectual Property Workshop for Techies by IEEE

SoCal Tech Calendar

At this workshop, Intellectual Property attorneys will present on Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements. They will join those representing the investment community and entrepreneurs on a panel discussion about 'Common mistakes entrepreneurs make regarding intellectual property'. Saturday, March 7, 2009 -- Intellectual Property Workshop for Techies by IEEE.

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

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Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

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

socalTECH

It''s a place where people can submit their ideas and patents, and we provide a platform for them to try to find entrepreneurs who would like to work on those patents together with us an the crowd. How do entrepreneurs get involved? Personally, I''m a serial entrepreneur.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

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Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Interview with Dave Compton, NetPlenish.com

socalTECH

What makes us unique is we've filed a lot of IP on these timed, repetitive searches, and I think that's what is going to give us a unique value proposition. We're filing a lot of IP, and this repetitive search thing is big for us.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP. Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

socalTECH

Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Thanks to our sponsors!

socalTECH

Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

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

Both Sides of the Table

It’s the nature of most entrepreneurs, honestly. Another thing entrepreneurs f**k up? Most entrepreneurs would like to stick their heads in the sand or would rather hear fingernails on chalkboards (there still are chalkboards, aren’t there?) Who is leading your patent filing program? Legal threats from other IP holders?

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement - IP Litigation - IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture - Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Roping in the Legal Eagles

InfoChachkie

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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Interview with George Ruan and Donald Patterson, Quub

socalTECH

The sort of support mechanisms and networks in place really are about pharmaceuticals, biomedical, and patents. When I first approached UC Irvine about commercialization, they thought there was no value in it, and said they were not going to license it or retain IP on it. From a licensing/IP perspective, they really haven't caught on to software yet and realized it's a real moneymaker, like a school like Stanford has.

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Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching

socalTECH

One thing I like to look for is some barrier to entry, whether that is technology, or partners, or great entrepreneurs who understand the space. What we are looking for, first and foremost, is the right entrepreneur. We often hear from entrepreneurs who say--I'll hire a great team, as soon as I get funded. In that case, I don't think they're a great entrepreneur, because great entrepreneurs figure out a way to attract people before they get the dough.