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Intellectual Property for Startups

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September 30, 2011

Intellectual Property for Startups

Presentation at Startup Weekend Miami, May 21, 2011



September 30, 2011


  1. Startup Weekend Miami

  2. 6 Questions •Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?

  3. Who? •Who are you? •Entrepreneurs? •Background? •Others?

  4. What? •Business? •Product •Service •Content •Digital product

  5. How? •Business model? •Commodity •Service •Advertisement/Referral •Innovation

  6. Patents, TM and © Oh My!

  7. Patents, TM and © Oh My!

  8. Patents, TM and © F.U.D. Oh My!

  9. Primer on Intellectual Property

  10. Primer on Intellectual Property

  11. Intellectual Property for Startups

  12. Intellectual?Property? for Startups?

  13. Intellectual?Property? for Startups?

  14. Intellectual?Property? for Startups?

  15. Why: IP System? •U.S. Constitution: “To promote the Progress of

    Science and the useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
  16. Phases of a Business •The Hero's Journey •Phases Idea >

    Startup > Funding or Bootstrap? > Release > Sales > Exit
  17. Supply & Demand

  18. IP for Startups

  19. Types of Tasks

  20. IP for Startups •Trademarks •Copyrights •Patents •Other: •Trade Secrets? •Unfair

  21. Other Legal Issues •Agreements •Litigation

  22. Credits: •Supply & Demand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Supply-demand-P.png •Stephen Covey matrix: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MerrillCoveyMatrix.png

  23. Michael Montgomery @Montgomery Patent & Intellectual Property Attorney, Internet Consultant,

    Friend of the Web. http://cwiplaw.com (Note: This is not legal advice. But you knew that already.)