Tag Archives: intellectual property

Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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Comic Con Crowdfunds To Fight Other Comic Con

Superheroes and cosplayers unite! It’s come to this. The Salt Lake City Comic Con is considering crowdfunding its over $1 million in legal fees in its fight with the San Diego Comic Con. What’s the fight? The name “Comic Con.” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Monkey Business

Another reason why middle America is sick of Eastern liberals. The photographer who created the so-called “monkey selfie” is crowdfunding. He’s broke from having to pay legal defense costs from the lawsuit filed by People For the Ethical Treatment of … Continue reading

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Gust Alleviates Patent Claim on Crowdfunding

Patent trolls have shaken down crowdfunding sites in the past, but David Rose, CEO of Gust, fought back and won. A patent troll is a company that buys patent rights, then threatens to sue a company that is using certain … Continue reading

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Pebble Watch Donors Watch Doors Close

If you’re still waiting for that tech marvel the Pebble Watch that you pre-bought on Kickstarter, forget it. It’s not coming. Pebble was bought by FitBit for only $10 million more than it raised by crowdfunding (a record at the … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Approves $25 Million For Startups

The University of Maryland approved a $25 million Early Stage Investment Fund that will invest in UMD-affiliated companies, including start-ups based on UMD-owned intellectual property, companies founded by UMD faculty, students, or recent graduates, and companies located in UMD research … Continue reading

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Hollywood Studios Sue Crowdfunded Fan Film

Hollywood movie studios Paramount Pictures and CBS have filed suit against a crowdfunded fan film of Star Trek claiming copyright infringement. While the producers of the film claim that they have an exception under copyright law where they won’t make … Continue reading

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