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March 20 2012 Startup Patent Report includes Like.com, Box, Zynga, Zillow & 38 Studios

We missed last week, so hopefully this lengthy startup patent report will make up for it.  For the week of Tuesday, March 20, 2012, there were 5,414 U.S. patents issued by the USPTO.  There are a number of notable patents issued this week, including ones to Like.com (Google), Box.net, Zynga, Zillow, TopCoder, Cleversafe, 38 Studios, [&hellip

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Startup Patent Report for February 21, 2012 (Part 2/2)

In part 1 of this week’s Startup Patent Report, we looked at newly issued patents from Convey Computer, Ekinops, Kingsisle Entertainment, Better Place and Avalanche Technology. Part 2 examines several additional interesting patents issued this week to Kosmix, Caustic Graphics, DesignIn, and Kryptiq

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Startup Patent Report for February 21, 2012 (Part 1/2)

For the week of February 21, 2012, the USPTO issued 5,284 patents.  This was a good week for young companies, so I am dividing the report into two parts.  In part 1 below,  I discuss five patents issued to young companies Convey Computer, Ekinops, Kingsisle Entertainment, Better Place and Avalanche Technology that I found interesting. [&hellip

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Announcing the Startup Patent Report (This Week: Expressor, Billeo, Afterbot, Veveo, TimeSight)

As you may be aware, the United States Patent & Trademark Office issues new patents every Tuesday.  Approximately 8,000 patents are issued by the USPTO every week.  Many of these patents are issued to big companies.  However, some are granted to startups.  I will be highlighting some of these patents here every week.  Check back [&hellip

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IP as an exit strategy

For any entrepreneur starting their company, the reward for a lot of hard work is typically a great new product that hopefully leads to customers, sales and wealth.  Of course, the end goal also often includes an exit strategy.  Generally, the exit strategy has been to be acquired or to have a successful IPO. The [&hellip

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