Creating, testing, and refining an idea may take hundreds of hours, but for many inventors that just may be the easy part. Once a prototype is pieced together, many creators don’t have a clue as to what the next step is towards marketing their product.
Software patents came into existence in the early 1990′s and have been extremely overbroad and vague. In fact, lawyers, judges, inventors, and engineers have never truly known what software patents actually cover and because of that, thousands of meaningless and low quality software patents have been issued every year.
Corporations and startups have many different options when they’re looking to mine additional funding to supplement or expand a project. Selling stock to shareholders can be a great option, but it’s critical to know what you are trading in exchange for those much needed dollars.
Recently on the news there was a story about how a dentist was suing a former patient and her ex-husband because they posted on Yelp that he was a “butcher” and a “crook.” The dentist stated that he believed it was an attempt to gain money from a medical malpractice suit and that they wanted to destroy his reputation. The couple said that they just wanted to warn others about this doctor’s terrible work. As a business owner, this case could really affect you.
Security breaches and privacy leaks from cyber attacks by hackers are becoming a bigger and bigger concern for customers and users of apps and big companies. We’re signing up for much more than we’re bargaining for when we sign ourselves up for a simple app or a service that is meant to make our lives easier or just a little bit more fun. It certainly seems like electronically stored information will never be safe again.
Cyber attacks are increasing in occurrence everyday. We don’t hear about many of them because big companies are able to prevent hackers from infiltrating their systems before it actually happens. However, every so often we hear about hackers who break into big company data, and the repercussions can be brutal. One such recent example is the JP Morgan Chase security breach.
There are many reasons why you may be looking into selling your business. This is a huge decision to make regardless of whether it’s personal, professional, or financial. Here are a few things to consider to get you started
eCommerce is a $1.1 trillion market globally. Yes, TRILLION. The U.S. alone accounts for $384.8 billion of it, so it’s no wonder that a majority of companies conduct business online. However, more and more news stories have been reported about the security of the internet.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Tilt’s General Counsel, Josh Horowitz, to discuss some of the issues he faces as a young General Counsel; actually, as one of the youngest in the game.