Category: Intellectual Property


How Tech Company Formations Are Different (Part 2 – IP)

Written by: glensecor

Forming a tech company is different from forming a non-tech company. Part 1 of this two-part post dealt with equity considerations, especially equity incentives and equity financing, that impact choice of entity and equity structure in tech startups. This installment addresses the second differentiating factor – intellectual property (IP). IP is not unique to tech […]

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Copyright Industries Make Key Contributions to US Economy

Written by: glensecor

The International Intellectual Property Association is out with their 2020 report (covering 2019). “Core Copyright Industries” are computer software, books, music, motion pictures, television and radio, newspapers, video games, and magazines and journals. This sector contributes significantly to our economy, as well as our culture. So kudos to those companies, to individual creators, and to […]

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Tech Startups & IP

Written by: glensecor

Below is a link to an article titled “10 Intellectual Property Strategies for Technology Startups”. It’s a decent overview article, long on basics and light on real “strategies,” but this is passage stuck out for me: “Technology startups frequently ignore the value of non-patent intellectual property…Trade secrets, cybersecurity policies, trademarks, and copyrights can all be […]

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Monetizing your IP – So Simple! (Well, not really…)

Written by: glensecor

Intellectual property (IP) is often misunderstood and undervalued. I’m all for promoting awareness of IP and unlocking its economic potential. A recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine, How Intellectual Property Can Create an Income Stream Even When You’re at Work, seeks to do this and to an extent succeeds. But, IP as the “ultimate side hustle,” […]

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