NewEgg Wins Patent Suit

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics retailer, has scored a win in a patent lawsuit after a jury invalidated a patent held by Alcatel-Lucent USA. newegg patent legal lawsuit alcatel lucent troll

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TeleSign Gets Patent

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Patent. Patent 7,945,034 for the technology behind its PhoneID verification technology. Inventors on TeleSign's patent were Schlomo Gonen, Jonathan Gonen, Alon Gonen, and Danny Rosen. The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. TeleSign provides two-factor authentication to web services and applications, to help prevent fraudulent logins and registrations. telesign phone multi factor authentication steve jillings patent legal

iRise Gets Patent

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Patent. The firm said the patent is number 7,788,647, and was awarded on August 31st. iRise develops software which can be used by non-technical users to simulate and prototype web applications; the firm's software is used to help define further software development efforts. According to iRise, the latest patent covers real-time collaborative development of interactive visualizations which its software provides.

Getting A Software Patent Is Valuable But Frustrating

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For a software startup, a patent can be the intellectual property providing the key competitive advantage, or it can be an expensive non-defensible bureaucratic nightmare -- or both. Some argue to simply eliminate software patents, while others put their hopes in U.S.

M86 Security Gains Patent

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Orange-based M86 Security , a developer of web security software, reported today that it has received a U.S. Patent for its malware detection technology. The patent, number 7,607,171, is entitled "Virus detection by executing e-mail code in a virtual machine" and names Walter L. Green as inventors; it appears the patent stems from M86 Security's acquisition of Avinti, a malware detection firm, in March of 2009. Tags: security patent legal avinti

X1 Gains Patent

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Pasadena-based X1 Technologies, which develops enterprise search software, said Monday that it has received a patent for technology in its products. Patent 7,424,510, entitled "Methods and Systems for Web Based Incremental Searches," covering its method of displaying search results.

Power-One Inks Patent Deal

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Camarillo-based Power-One , a developer of power supplies and power conversion products, said Tuesday that it has entered into a patent license with Ericsson AB Power Modules, a developer of power products to the information and communications industry. According to Power-One, the non-exclusive, worldwide license covers licenses for certain Power-One digital power technology patents. Financial details of the patent license agreement were not disclosed.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

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When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least seven items that should be in your IP portfolio. Patents. Remember that ideas cannot be patented, only novel implementations.

Move Gets Win In Patent Case

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which operates the Move.com, REALTOR.com, and other related web sites, announced this morning that it has scored a win in a patent case. Move had been sued by Kevin Keithley and TREN Technologies Holdings over a patent, 5,584,025, covering the display of real estate information from a database. Los Angeles-based Move, Inc., The firm said that a district court judge in the U.

RPost Sues Adobe, EchoSign

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Los Angeles-based RPost , a developer of electronic signature services, has filed a suit against Adobe and EchoSign for patent infringement, the firm said this morning. The firm--which already has a number of electronic signature patent lawsuits in motion--said it has brought an infringement suit, claiming that EchoSign is infringing on five of uts United States patents. rpost adobe echosign patent legal lawsuit infringement electronic signature

Could you be the next Ford, Jobs or Musk?

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Leaders and companies that innovate new products, services and methods of delivery are the ones that stand out in a crowded business world, especially when attempting to gain recognition among the throngs of competitors visible on the web. Commissioner of Patents in 1899.

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Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

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Hank: Seco Sys has developed a range of web services that are dedicated to managing all types of water. Hank’s company SecoSys has a patented solution to a water meter that is sensitive enough to detect leaks in homes, recreational areas, or public facilities.

Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

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Hank: Seco Sys has developed a range of web services that are dedicated to managing all types of water. Hank’s company SecoSys has a patented solution to a water meter that is sensitive enough to detect leaks in homes, recreational areas, or public facilities.

How to Give Your Startup Idea The Sniff Test

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What if you could go to a web site and find all the recipes you could make today, with just the ingredients you already have in your kitchen? No known patents filed. Of course, you could pay a Patent Attorney a few thousand dollars to do the same search.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Some resources on this: Intellectual Property is More Than Patents Does My Startup Have Intellectual Property?

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M86 Security Buys Finjan

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Orange-based M86 Security , a developer of web security tools, said today that it has acquired Finjan , a developer of secure Web gateways. M86 also said it has acquired a license to Finjan's patents. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Finjan is based in Netanya, Israel. According to M86 Security, the deal includes Finjan's global operations, products, and technology.

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

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These days it seems like a professional is needed to interpret a business’ web analytics. Their enterprise web-app curates mentor matches with diverse talent within the company to breed an inclusive workplace culture and engage their top performers. Everything is bigger in Texas.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Some resources on this: Intellectual Property is More Than Patents Does My Startup Have Intellectual Property?

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Six Idea Validation Tests to Pass Before Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

What if you could go to a web site and find all the recipes you could make today, with just the ingredients you already have in your kitchen? No known patents filed. Of course, you could pay a Patent Attorney a few thousand dollars to do the same search.

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6 Value Propositions That Resonate With All Investors

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Senior business leaders, for example, are unlikely to relate when you pitch your latest web app, highlighting the mashup technology, which you derived from early online social networking applications.

Startup Business Model Considerations

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Team – higher requirements for caliber of team members Product – focus on truly differentiated and not me-too Market – is it really big enough to provide investor returns** Traction – need more users, partners, patents, etc Timing – are you building for yesterday or 2 yrs from now? Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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As COO of Prodege, Dudelson spearheads the operation and business development of Prodege- owned properties, including the web’s premier online rewards destination, Swagbucks.com , and The Gift App, one of the most popular virtual gifting applications on facebook.

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

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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.

Great Startups Can Hook an Investor in 60 Seconds

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The elevator pitch should be the first few paragraphs of your business plan, your executive summary, your investor presentation, and the first page of your web site. For example, “I just patented a new cell-phone technology that will double battery life for half the cost.

10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation

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This time I’ll use a hypothetical health-care web site company named NewCo as an example to illustrate the points. The value of patents and trademarks is not certifiable, especially if you are only at the provisional stage.

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

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To say he has had an impact on the web would be an understatement. We talked about patents. I brought up the fact that I find many larger companies abusing the patent system to slow down smaller competitors which is actually anti competitive.

Growing A Services Business Requires Selling Yourself

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The critical success factors for a product business are well known, starting with selling every unit with a gross margin of 50 percent or more, building a patent and other intellectual property, and continuous product improvement.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

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Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Stage two: They say the solution was obvious all along." -- Robert Fischell, Inventor (Holder of 200 medical device patents) It is easy to come up with ideas.

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6 Value Priorities That Attract All Serious Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Senior business leaders, for example, are unlikely to relate when you pitch your latest web app, highlighting the mashup technology, which you derived from early online social networking applications.

The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

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StratoSquare – StratoSquare is the world’s simplest web-based investment analysis platform, consolidating multiple portfolios and providing insight into investment performance, risk and behavior through proprietary investment management tools. It also won a number of key patents bit.ly/RiJCFI

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10 Ways to Size Your Company’s Value for Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

This time I’ll use a hypothetical health-care web site company named NewCo as an example to illustrate the points. The value of patents and trademarks is not certifiable, especially if you are only at the provisional stage.

How to Give Your Startup Idea a Reality Check

Startup Professionals Musings

What if you could go to a web site and find all the recipes you could make today, with just the ingredients you already have in your kitchen? No patents filed. Another series of searches on Google Patents and the US Patent Office site and Free Patents Online is in order at this point.

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Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Why Lawyers Don’t Run Startups - Steve Blank , May 27, 2010 Startups need to have a great lawyer, accountant, patent attorney, etc. While Google fights on the edges, Amazon is attacking their core - Chris Dixon , May 22, 2010 Google is fighting battles on almost every front: social networking, mobile operating systems, web browsers, office apps, and so on.

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Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Startup Professionals Musings

Senior business leaders, for example, are unlikely to relate when you pitch your latest web app that mashes up existing technology derived from early social-networking applications.

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7 Reasons For Startups To Maximize Early Visibility

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I’m not suggesting that a startup should ever disclose patent details to others before filing, but I can’t imagine why a startup would not seek visibility and feedback for their idea and solution while they could still make changes with minimal cost. Optimize your web history and presence.