Hire for your core. Partner for the rest.


In the patent world, we protect this intellectual core with what we call a “patent thicket,” aptly describing the attempt to surround the core patent with other patents that defend the core and further prevent competitors from attacking the central component of the business.

Three Keys to Business Success

Tech Coast Venture Network

Hire People Just-In-Time (including training, teambuilding, and ramp-up time). Patents. Tom Miller What does it take to be successful? It is not necessarily a great product; more often than not, it is the ability to marshal the resources of the business and to plan and execute an effective strategy in an efficient manner. There are three key resources that businesses need in order to compete and win: People , Money , and Time. People.

Reflections on 2018: Kelly Perdew, Moonshots Capital


One thing I often tell founders when they talk about how many patents they have is, Patents are great if you have a lot of money, to defend or prosecute them, but operational execution usually wins. Perdew earned a BS from the US Military Academy at, West Point and served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer after he and completed Airborne and Ranger training.

How to Get Your Startup Acquired by Larger Brands

Tech Zulu Event

While it is impossible to know what the future holds, startup business owners can bank on the fact that potential future buyers will be evaluating their financial statements in addition to the value of their corporate team, working partnerships, marketing efforts, patents, and reputation.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

As CEO of the consulting, training and research firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, Ferrazzi counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to dramatically accelerate the development of business relationships to drive sales, spark innovation and create team cohesion. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly.

The Master Checklist of EVERYTHING You Need to Start a Business

Jason Nazar

If you are inventing or creating a product, understand patents and register for one at the USPTO. Hire and train salespeople. I’ve spent almost 20 years starting businesses and helping hundreds of clients, colleges & friends start theirs.

Roping in the Legal Eagles


Before you sign an Engagement Letter, obtain written assurance that your lawyer will directly attend to your matters and that you will not be shuffled off to become a training ground for the law firm’s junior associates. Even though you will, to some extent, pay for such training in the form of billable hours, understanding the why of the law will ultimately save you money, as you will eventually be able to answer many basic legal questions on your own.

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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. Suggestions for Angel Investors - Feld Thoughts , June 2, 2010 I’m on an Acela train between Boston and New York (listening to Boston’s More Than A Feeling – how recursive) on my way to the TechStars Boston 2010 Investor / Demo day. Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year.

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Capturing Music, Life, and More With Vyclone, with David King Lassman


David King Lassman: I actually trained to be a musician, and went to music college. What's the best way to capture the important things in your life on video, and share them with friends?

Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie


We have patents filed on this process. For an educator, it helps to bring classroom training to life. The last is for organizations, where they can use this for sales training, as well as for an alternative learning management system, so that any individual or manager can quickly and easily develop programs for their employees or customers.

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