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.

America Should Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

Three decades later, I’m a successful biomedical researcher and serial entrepreneur with more than 120 patents to my name, and eight successful businesses under my belt.

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.

NewEgg's Quest Against A Patent Troll

socalTECH

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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First Time Entrepreneurs Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, January 21, 2017 -- First Time Entrepreneurs Workshop. At the workshop you will learn how to: Determine the value of your company, put together a capitalization table, understand how VCs screen potential investments, understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them, work with co-founders, and network at startup events -- the right way.

This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless

InfoChachkie

In 1945, Hedy and Antheil codified their invention by filing a patent claim. The fact that Hedy and Antheil were clueless, made them fearless – two qualities all entrepreneurs should have in abundance. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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

Both Sides of the Table

” 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.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

InfoChachkie

Their primary intended reader is a “first-time entrepreneur”, but clearly other stakeholders within the startup universe can also benefit from the book’s hands-on advice. They are both former entrepreneurs and current Partners at Foundry Group , a highly successful, early stage venture firm.

I Would Only Fund an Entrepreneur with High Integrity

Both Sides of the Table

Back in November I agreed with Nivi over at VentureHacks to do a series on the ten most important attributes of a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, I don’t believe it is perfectly correlated with what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Southern Californian, US Entrepreneurs Visit 10 Downing Street

socalTECH

Dressed in suits with questions and passports in hand, a delegation of over 15 US entrepreneurs and investors--including a number from Southern California--entered the seat of the British government at 10 Downing Street Thursday.

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

InfoChachkie

This series describes how entrepreneurs can craft company-changing agreements with BDCs, while avoiding Kiss of Death contract provisions. Entrepreneurs should never agree to the following provisions when negotiating with a BDC, no matter how lucrative the potential relationship.

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

TechCrunch LA

Company co-founder Jonathan Zweig has already had one hit as a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur. “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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ConTraps Part II – Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs

InfoChachkie

This series describes how entrepreneurs can craft company-changing agreements with BDCs, while avoiding Kiss of Death contract provisions. Entrepreneurs should never agree to the following provisions when negotiating with a BDC, no matter how lucrative the potential relationship.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

SoCal Delicious

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

SoCal Delicious

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.

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

InfoChachkie

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.

Non-competes, gray areas, and salvaging a failed purchase

Berkonomics

Patents expire after 14 or 20 years – depending upon type – and publicly disclosed patent information is no longer subject to your original agreements after that expiration, as long as you use only the publicly disclosed information as filed within the patents themselves.).

Non-competes, gray areas, and salvaging a failed purchase

Berkonomics

Patents expire after 14 or 20 years – depending upon type – and publicly disclosed patent information is no longer subject to your original agreements after that expiration, as long as you use only the publicly disclosed information as filed within the patents themselves.).

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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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. Entrepreneur Iconic AdviceNote: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series.

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Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem

TechCrunch LA

Founded by Steve Poizner last year to accelerate the growth of a startup entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern California, The Alliance is building a network of investors, entrepreneurs and universities to provide ballast in the south to the dominance of the Northern California tech industry.

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

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. Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.”

Five Startup Tips From The Beatles

InfoChachkie

Despite the book’s shortcomings, it contains a number of insightful lessons for budding entrepreneurs. Of the 100 business “lessons” articulated in the book, I highlight a few below that I feel are the most relevant and impactful for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Iconic Advice

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Here are ten vision tests for your success

Berkonomics

A core patent or “thicket” of patents protecting your offering? Profit margins are higher for unique products or services early in the life of an industry niche, or for products protected by patents that prevent others from undercutting you simply by releasing a cheaper product.

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

Both Sides of the Table

He was a life-long entrepreneur and the first business he created out of college (actually, he founded it while he was at Caltech) was a company that manufactured high quality audio speakers. Too many entrepreneurs focus on dilution. We talked about patents.

How to Deal with Skeletons in your Closet

Both Sides of the Table

A company has just filed suit against you for product patent infringement (obviously more serious). Did you hear that he was an entrepreneur? Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Raising Venture Capital Start-up Advice Startup Advice

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

Berkonomics

In 1994, (I know a long time ago), I invested over a million dollars into a company whose entrepreneurs had a vision that I bought into for many reasons, not the least of which was that I had industry experience and understood the need. Surprisingly, many entrepreneurs immediately respond.

Could you be the next Ford, Jobs or Musk?

Berkonomics

How many entrepreneurs used that new Internet infrastructure to create an expansive vision of what could be? Commissioner of Patents in 1899. Well, it’s a fair question.

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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?

Vyng Picks Up $4M For Video Ringtones

socalTECH

Vyng said it raised $4M in its Series A funding, which was led by Omidyar Network India, and also included March Capital Partners, Alpha Edison, and the Entrepreneur Fund. Vyng said it will use the funding to grow its global team, for partnership, and also for development of patents around its technology.

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

socalTECH

What we have done for the user, is used a patent pending algorithm to sift through north of a million data points a day, and thousands of conversations per second, to help organize and cluster highlights.

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How urRadio Wants To Make You The Radio Station

socalTECH

UrRadio also gives you the technology to power your own radio station, and also includes some patented ways to monetize your channel that are not found elsewhere. social broadcast radio streaming music urradio entrepreneur startup interview francois tyler

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Decoding Signal From Noise For Wall Street, With Bitvore

socalTECH

Bitvore is based in Irvine, and is backed by serial entrepreneur Yuri Pikover, as well as other angels. entrepreneur startup interview processing query intelligence indexed index unstructured structured extraction text search source data electronic bitvore street wall curie jeff

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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