Samsung enters 10 year patent pacts with Cisco Systems and Google
Sue me once, shame on you; sue me twice, shame on me. After having been found guilty of patent infringement on more than one occasion in the recent past, Samsung has finally realized it needs a change in strategy. After shelling out a billion dollars to Apple and now being sued by Rockstar, an industry consortium, for infringing Nortel patents, Samsung has started to take preemptive measures. In the race for tech domination, it is very easy to step on other people’s toes as a lot of today’s technology is overlapping. Next thing you know, you’re slapped with a patent infringement suit and there goes a cool billion down the drain.
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Traklight to Sponsor LAUNCH Festival 2014
In three days time, two Trakers – our Founder and CEO, Mary Juetten; and our COO Jill Howard Allen – will represent us in San Francisco at the 7th annual LAUNCH Festival 2014. The LAUNCH Festival, founded by serial entrepreneur and journalist Jason Calacanis in 2010, has been described as “the best place to launch your company, raise money, and learn about building great startups. We are proud to sponsor this annual event in which 40 new companies launch on stage in front of more than 8,000 people. Additionally, we are very excited to share that Mary will host a workshop on good practices for safe crowdfunding (we’ll see you on the Main Stage at 1pm!).
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Fair Use, Trademarks, and the “Dumb” Starbucks Coffee Stunt
Trademarks can have their complications sometimes, particularly in dealing with the problem of infringement by others. In the world of parody, trademark fair use is still a hot button topic that comes up at times as comedians go after popular properties in pop culture. We saw one of the most daring recently with the comedian who went to the trouble to start a Starbucks coffee shop with the word “Dumb” before the iconic title.
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Meet Becky, Traklight’s Operations Specialist
What I learned about IP before I started at Traklight?
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Random Musings From LAUNCH Festival 2014
With over 8,000 attendees, 40 newly launched companies, and 3 days of non-stop action, the LAUNCH Festival in San Fransico has provided lots of networking and learnings. I have not attended a startup event in the Bay Area before and it has been an extremely fun time. You really can feel the energy and passion from the presentors and the attendees. Here are a few of my random observations:
Top 3 “Did That Just Happen?!” Stories from LAUNCH
As you may have been reading from our previous blogs, Jill and I attended LAUNCH festival 2014. And although conferences are incredibly resourceful opportunities, they can be overwhelming at times. In that sense, having a little humor is key to helping you get through the long days and uncomfortable situations that are bound to occur. That being said, what follows are our top three funny stories experienced whilst we were in San Francisco for the LAUNCH festival.
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Actors Settle Copyright Dispute
Protect your Intellectual Property with 3 “High-Five Worthy” Tips
X + Y + Z = Productivity
This last week I went out to get the mail and it was the typical junk (you know what I mean). After sorting through it, 90% went directly into the recycling bin. The other few pieces were your typical bills, of which I simply filed because they are auto-paid, which, in my opinion, if you are not using auto-pay with everything, you are simply wasting your time.