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Startups: Run Fast, Patent Later

Friday, July 01, 2011
Posted By John Dearborn
Our country's patent system is about to get an overhaul. Both the Senate and House have proposed separate but similar bills that would radically change the way patents are filed, granted and disputed. It's yet to be seen what version will make it to the President's desk, but as the discussion over the patent process heats up -- especially now that the two groups need to come to some compromise -- the decades-old conversation about the worth of a patent is sparking again.
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Century Old Advice for Today's Startup Businesses

Monday, April 11, 2011
Posted By Kerri Breen
Recently, I read a great book, "Thunderstruck," by Erik Larson. The friend who referred it to me told me that it was a great murder mystery that takes place at the turn of the 20th Century. The story follows two characters Hawley Crippen and Guglielmo Marconi and how their lives collide.
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Top 5 Secrets of the JumpStart Ventures Portfolio

Friday, July 17, 2009
Posted By Cathy Belk
The JumpStart Connect email newsletter from last December took a look at the accomplishments of JumpStart and its portfolio companies (now the companies which make up the JumpStart Ventures portfolio). On June 30th, JumpStart finished its fiscal year, and is now quickly approaching its 5 year anniversary. With these major milestones in mind, I took another look at these company accomplishments.
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The Power of Exclusivity

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Posted By Darrin Redus
I’m often approached by entrepreneurs who may not have a patentable technology or process, and inquire as to how they might position their companies for investment from JumpStart. I like to first stress to entrepreneurs that one of the keys is to focus on “High Growth” opportunities, not necessarily just “High Tech” opportunities.
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