Monthly Archives : June 2016

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How do I stop others from pinching my idea?


How do I stop others from pinching my idea Joe? Again another common question student and graduate startups ask me. My response is to get the startup to think about what makes their business idea stand out (see 27 June post).  Is it: The name or branding of the idea? A new product or service (i.e. an invention)? A creative work (i.e. website…

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So what is intellectual property?

So what is Intellectual Property?


So what exactly is intellectual property (or IP as its commonly known) Joe? I get asked this question a lot when meeting with student and graduate startups. Many startups think IP is referring to patents, trademarks and copyright. In fact these are some of the tools that you can use to protect aspects of your business idea from others (more…

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