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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Florida?

Today’s nytimes suggests that Florida is poised to be the next hotbed of venture capital activity.  The fact that I moved here not long ago is no coincidence.  😉 When people think about high technology in the southeastern United States, people think of Atlanta or research triangle in Raleigh-Durham.  They don’t think of Florida.  But…

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crowdsourcing the news

This comment on a Techdirt article about the future of TV news got me a-thinkin…  Why can’t we completely crowdsource the news in real time?  Is there a site that aggregates live feeds from people on the scene?  News anchors and the commentariat can do their thing and promote their agendas, ok, but I am source-agnostic about…

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Meet the new boss…

I upgraded my employer today.  I feel pretty lucky to be able to move around fluidly in the throes of this economic tumult.  Lots of unemployed lawyers out there; two of my former firms no longer exist.  I’m thankful to be in demand. I wonder if the Company 2.0 model might afford a measure of…

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