I had the honor of sitting on the “Women in Entrepreneurship” panel in late December at an Arizona Technology Council Startup Connect AZ event with some very impressive entrepreneurs and professionals. This panel was very different from one that I moderated a month earlier in November. My panelists were for the most part younger thanContinue reading “Men Are From Mars, Women Might Be Too…Or At Least Me”
Last night, the New Year New Business open house event hosted at CEI by Traklight and AZBIA was a smashing success. Arizona has a wealth of incredibly rich resources that can help you get your idea off the ground. The event proved to be a great educational evening for not just the entrepreneurs and smallContinue reading “AZBIA and Traklight Join to Provide Invaluable Business Resources”
This blog was originally written for Lewis Roca Rothgerber on December 20, 2013 by Shane Olafson. Shane Olafson is a partner in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups.
We recently had a discussion in an attempt to clarify when a startup transitions to becoming a young company. Our amazing Evangelist Michael Witham did some research and found no cut and dried definition. Based on my day yesterday, I believe it is when you have something I would call “bench strength.” Trace back toContinue reading “Bench Strength”
What I learned about IP before I started at Traklight?
Intellectual property and 3D printing don’t get talked about often, mainly because 3D printing is still growing into a mainstream activity. But with 3D printing starting to become more accessible to businesses and homes, what kind of intellectual property issues might develop that your business will need to protect or analyze?
I love intellectual property. I study law so reading about the changing legal landscape over generations is of some interest to me. Studying the evolution of rights, from being afforded only to tangible objects, to their extension to include intangible assets, has been inspiring. But every once in a while you hear about the misuseContinue reading “Where does patent law draw the line?”
We recently got the Traklight team together for a Traker BBQ to celebrate all our hard work over the past year. Unfortunately, not all of our Trakers could make it, as we have a couple in some far away places (specifically Montana and Pennsylvania). So in an effort to try to include everyone, Becky (ourContinue reading “Traker BBQ”
If you’ve ever rented a movie from Redbox, you have likely seen some choices that bear a suspicious resemblance to films currently playing in theaters. For example, last holiday season, many Redbox kiosks offered a movie called “Age of the Hobbits” at the same time Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” was in theaters.
I really could not resist the title. You probably thought it would be about kids on a bus rolling down the road and signing a song. This is all about who you let on your bus and how you work with them when they are on the bus. Your company culture, not to mention performance,Continue reading “Wheels on the Bus”