Leveraging High-Tech Assets For Your Company's Growth

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 -- Leveraging High-Tech Assets For Your Company's Growth. This dynamic panel will examine strategies to identify and protect your high-tech assets, particularly contexts such as licensing, strategic alliances and joint development scenarios. The discussion will focus on various ways to treat high-tech intellectual assets such as software, and know-how and technology relating to semiconductors, mask works, etc.,

NewEgg's Quest Against A Patent Troll

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Most high tech executives in Southern California might not be aware that Newegg , the online electronics and technology products retailer, is based here in the City of Industry. newegg patent ecommerce legal lawyer troll

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Insights and Opinions: What Startups Need to Know About Patent Reform

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In our Insights and Opinions section of the site, we feature editorials, informational articles, and other content that is relevant to the high tech community in Southern California. Congress recently passed some major changes to federal patent law.

Be Part of the Entrepreneurial Revolution

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I come from a high-tech software background, and only a few years ago, it would cost at least a million dollars ($1M) for a team of professionals to produce any commercial software product. Tags: entrepreneurial revolution startup high-tech business

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: How Does This Dress Look in Green?

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While mirrors are typically static pieces of glass, they are now being converted into high-tech portals that can make suggestions to complete an outfit, transport the reflected image into a beach scene or cityscape, and save a shopper’s personal makeup tutorials for future reference. Patent Office Venture Capital xperienceThese days, it’s not just Snow White’s stepmother who has a mirror that talks back.

Be Frugal, But Never Cheap When Locking Down Your IP

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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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Faraday Future Sued By Faraday Bicycles In Trademark Suit, Adding To Legal Woes

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Los Angeles-based Faraday Future , which is developing high tech electric vehicles, has been sued by a manufacturer of electric bicycles, Faraday Bicycles , in a trademark lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit, California Northern District Court. Patent and Trademark Office said the company's name was likely to be confused with the bicycle brand.

JumpStartFund Takes On Crowdfunding, Advice For Research Startups

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JumpStartFund , which is based in El Segundo, opened up its service this morning to help use the wisdom of the crowd to move ideas, patents, and research from individuals, federal research labs, universities, and research organizations to the market. JumpStartFund comes out of the Girvan Institute of Technology, a Los Angeles startup incubator and accelerators for early-stage high-tech companies.

What Mattered in 2012: Aber Whitcomb, io/LA

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For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. See more insights from the Southern California high tech community in our continued series this whole week!

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

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If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market. They estimate that high-tech work contributes $108.3 What was Bill Gross’s heretical idea as portrayed to the tech elite?

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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Without all of you, we wouldn't be able to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Need office or Tech Space? PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision To Reality Program for Emerging Tech Companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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Microsoft was one of the first successful high-tech companies to not distribute its profits to shareholders. Unless your venture is focused on researching potential scientific breakthroughs, it is likely that your technology can be easily copied and your patents circumvented.

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The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

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I come from a high-tech software background, and only a few years ago, it would cost at least a million dollars ($1M) for a team of professionals to produce any commercial software product.

America’s Entrepreneurial Innovation Needs Help

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Fix the patent office to keep up with the backlog. The average total fees for obtaining a patent are now way up to $38,000. In most cases, no patent means no financing, no new products, no new jobs, and no new industries for tomorrow. The innovation engine that powered the U.S.

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10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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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.

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

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In today’s Internet world, enterprising entrepreneurs have found that they can find out and do almost anything they need, from incorporating the company to filing patents, without expensive consultants, or the cost to hiring and firing employees.

You Don’t Need to be Rich to be an Entrepreneur

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I come from a high-tech software background, and only a few years ago, it would cost at least a million dollars ($1M) for a team of professionals to produce any commercial software product.

Most Entrepreneurs Should Never Bring On Investors

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In today’s Internet world, enterprising entrepreneurs have found that they can find out and do almost anything they need, from incorporating the company to filing patents, without expensive consultants, or the cost to hiring and firing employees.

Don’t Look For Investors for All the Wrong Reasons

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In today’s Internet world, enterprising entrepreneurs have found that they can find out and do almost anything they need, from incorporating the company to filing patents, without expensive consultants, or the cost to hiring and firing employees.

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Biotech Roundup: Deals Gone Wrong, Ethical Red Flags & Bay Goodbyes

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Merck also saw some expected fruits of its 2014 big-ticket acquisition of Cubist Pharmaceuticals wither away this week, as the Supreme Court wouldn’t reverse a decision that shaved years off the patent life of the top-selling antibiotic daptomyicin (Cubicin). Supreme Court this week refused to reinstate four disputed patents related to daptomycin, according to Reuters.

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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Maneesh has more than nine years of product development and operational experience in the high tech industry. Patents. His career spans more than 28 years in Europe and the US in the development and growth of high technology ventures.

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

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She spent the last 23 of those years directing the office, along the way becoming a pillar at MIT and in the tech transfer community nationwide. Nelsen is now a consultant on tech transfer and entrepreneurship issues, and she is also serving on the boards of companies and nonprofits, according to her LinkedIn profile. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe

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The demand for our products and services is really high, unemployment is high, the need for new technology is high, as is the need to increase efficiency from businesses. You see that it's pretty high here in Orange County, as it is in San Diego.

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Interview with Ryan Scott, CauseCast

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One trend in the Southern California high tech startup market has been an increasing number of startups--and executives--who have been looking to combine their interests in business with their enthusiasm for giving back through nonprofits and causes.