Amazon, Google, Wall Street Journal Move to Modify Applications on Apple App Store

Comments Off on Amazon, Google, Wall Street Journal Move to Modify Applications on Apple App Store Written by on July 25, 2011 | Posted in IP Licensing News

Moves by Amazon, Google, and the Wall Street Journal today to modify their applications on the Apple App Store suggest that Apple is taking steps to enforce its new royalty policies on companies selling on its App Store. In my recent posting to the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, I report on this new move […]

The Prinz Law Office Launches the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog

Comments Off on The Prinz Law Office Launches the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog Written by on July 25, 2011 | Posted in Blog News

The Prinz Law Office is pleased to announce the launch of its newest content offering: the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog. Our latest blog will address legal issues of interest to members of Silicon Valley’s software industry. The purpose of the new blog is to enable the firm to focus on the narrow topic of […]

How Does an Entrepreneur Protect His or Her Ideas for Launching a New Start-Up?

Comments Off on How Does an Entrepreneur Protect His or Her Ideas for Launching a New Start-Up? Written by on July 18, 2011 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, trade secrets

When an enterpreneur calls me with questions about launching a new start-up, he or she is inevitably concerned about a single issue: protecting his or her ideas. Most are a little disappointed to learn that ideas alone are not something that you can protect with an IP filing. So, if ideas alone are not protectable, […]

Hiring a Third Party to Create for You? Don’t Forget the Copyright Assignment

Comments Off on Hiring a Third Party to Create for You? Don’t Forget the Copyright Assignment Written by on July 17, 2011 | Posted in Copyright Assignment, Employment Agreements

In this day and age, it is very easy to find someone to create almost anything for you or your business at the mere click of the mouse; however, what most people forget when they make that easy hiring decision: paying for the work does not mean that you OWN what was created–it merely means […]

Trying to Save Money with Do-It-Yourself Trademark Filings? How to Avoid Creating a More Expensive Headache for Yourself

Comments Off on Trying to Save Money with Do-It-Yourself Trademark Filings? How to Avoid Creating a More Expensive Headache for Yourself Written by on July 13, 2011 | Posted in Trademark Filings

I have been working with a number of start-ups in this recession tried to save money by filing their own trademarks, and ultimately ended up creating a more expensive headache for themselves because of mistakes they made in the application. If your start-up is one of those businesses that is trying to cut corners in […]

New Start-Ups Should Consider Collaboration Agreement as Alternative to Equity Agreement

Comments Off on New Start-Ups Should Consider Collaboration Agreement as Alternative to Equity Agreement Written by on July 10, 2011 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Employment Agreements

Given my Silicon Valley location, I often receive calls from start-ups who want to “give equity” to a developer that they’ve just started working with. When I receive these calls, I inevitably have a talk with the client or prospective client urging them to consider an alternative: entering into a collaboration agreement with the developer […]

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