Author Archives: HanneloreFlierl

Attorney 2.0

My friend Bernie Borges rocks social media for business.  As part of a book he is writing, he asked me for my thoughts on how lawyers can or should be using the net.  He posted my response at http://www.findandconvert.com/attorney-2.0-brent-britton-esq/ Enjoy…

Read More

Intro to IP Law – Part IV – Trade Secrets

More from the ideas2money lectures. Trade Secrets What do they protect? Trade secret protection is afforded to confidential information that has actual or potential commercial value by virtue of its secrecy.   Source code, engineering specs, manufacturing tricks, business plans, customer lists… if it’s valuable to you because you keep it known only to yourself and…

Read More

Intellectual Property Audits

Intellectual Property Audits: How to Verify That You Own Your IP You are living every entrepreneur’s dream…After years of sweating for equity, you are preparing to cash out. Your startup company has become an acquisition target. After several rounds of negotiations, a strategic partner offers to buy your company for a whopping $100 million. You’ll…

Read More

Intro to IP Law – Part III – Trademarks

More from the ideas2money lectures. Trademarks What do they protect? Trademarks protect brand names, logos, taglines, and other marks that identify the source of goods and services in the marketplace. How you get them? Trademark rights begin to accrue just by using the mark in commerce, but only in the geographic places where the mark…

Read More

Intro to IP Law – Part II

This multi-part series is adapoted from the ideas2money lecture I have been giving for several years, and will in theory serve as the basis of a forthcoming book on the subject. A bit about basic terminology.  Intellectual Property (IP) refers to two, and possibly three, things.  In the study of programming languages, we would say…

Read More

Intro to IP Law – Part I

This multi-part series is adapoted from the ideas2money lecture I have been giving for several years, and will in theory serve as the basis of a forthcoming book on the subject. In our capitalist economy, company owners generally expect management to seize every lawful opportunity to increase company valuation.  Intellectual Property (IP) law provides many…

Read More

CEO Lounge podcast – 13 Dec 2008 and 10 Jan 2009

And this post should get us current on CEO Lounge podcasts. The December 13 (#43) show was our pre-holiday show.  It features some fun chatter by the hosts, largely in the nature of complaints about corporate bailouts and gubernatorial ethics crises.  In the spirit of the season, guests Mike Hennessy and Jenny Carlisle discuss their…

Read More

Today’s business idea: the expired IP feed

I have searched and I have searched and I cannot find a service that will feed me  notifications of all patents, trademarks, and copyrights as they expire each day, as a veritable heap of them surely must. When statutory IP rights expire, their subject matter (the patented invention, for example, and the copyrighted song) is…

Read More

CEO Lounge podcast – 6 Dec 2008

We at the CEO Lounge took the holidays off and our producers are just now putting up some of the new shows that were broadcast/podcast at the end of 2008.  This episode from the 6th of December features the triuphant return of my darling wife as my cohost, plus interviews with three of Tampa Bay’s…

Read More