NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is known for his pre-snap cadence, shouting words like “Omaha!” and “Hurry!” as part of his football theatrics. But can you ever imagine a signal-caller (that’s Peyton, or any other guy under center) barking the word “copyright!” at the line of scrimmage?
Protecting intellectual property is an essential action far too many businesses still don’t realize is more than necessary. Even worse, those same businesses don’t realize the implications beyond hurting their potential for profit. In reminders from IT experts this last year, we see that the theft of intellectual property is starting to make a major impactContinue reading “Help the Economy: Protect the Intellecutal Property in Your Business”
I often wonder why people would choose to stay and work at a startup when they have a choice; when I talk about â€œpeopleâ€ I talk about the keepers who you definitely know are good and could go and find something to do somewhere else and in virtually all cases, for more money. So thenContinue reading “Why Stay? Life at a Startup”
My cousin and her family were visiting Philadelphia last summer and she was telling me how her good friend, Mary Juetten, founded a start-up that was very cool, very interesting, and that we should connect, quite simply, because we would like each other. Fast-forward two months when Mary visited Philadelphia to speak on Crowdfunding atContinue reading “Cocktails, Dinner, and Intellectual Property”
Michael’s an Arizona native who brings passion and integrity to Traklight. One of his favorite quotes from Sandlot is, “Heroes are born, but legends never die.” Michael claims he’s neither, but he does evangelize Traklight.
During my junior year in college, I had a genius idea. One of a kind, novel, and most importantly, patentable! Even if I didnâ€™t know exactly what a patent wasâ€¦I knew this idea needed a patent. Being a broke Arizona State University student at the time, hiring an IP attorney was out of the question.Continue reading “Michael’s Patent Process…Pending”
Not what you think. As a female entrepreneur leading a company of thirteen just about equally divided between men and women, I merely pointing out what really gets the women Trakers excited.
The last thing you want to do is ever infringe on trademarks that may apply to intellectual property you found in your business. Sometimes when a business buys another business, prior IP might be discovered later that’s stored away in a vault. What happens if your business decides to create something slightly similar to an item alreadyContinue reading “Trademarks and Fair Use: What Can Your Business Use Without Being Sued for Infringement?”
Dan Tyre is a tireless member of our Advisory Board, and always willing to give 30 minutes of his valuable time when our CEO or COO need some guiding advice. We met Dan late one Friday afternoon in our offices last year â€“ luckily we were still hard at work! Who knew that Hubspot EmployeeContinue reading “Advisory Board Series: Dan Tyre”