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8 10, 2014

7 Reasons to License Other Peoples’ Stuff

By | 2016-01-25T23:53:22+00:00 October 8th, 2014|, , |Comments Off on 7 Reasons to License Other Peoples’ Stuff

Are you looking for a way to radically improve your products or expand your product lines with something cutting edge?  Think about licensing someone else’s intellectual property.  You would be surprised how much it can reduce your initial investment and risk, creating a win-win proposition for everyone involved. Just last week I was on a [...]

1 10, 2014

Making Money with Know-How

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:32+00:00 October 1st, 2014|, , |Comments Off on Making Money with Know-How

Thinking about “Know-How” as an asset is a relatively new phenomenon.  A lot of business owners just don’t think this way, even if business school professors, consultants, and IP attorneys do.  But know-how is the secret ingredient (sometimes literally) to lucrative and mutually beneficial licensing arrangements between many companies. First off, know-how broadly means the [...]

9 05, 2014

10 Risks to Food Entrepreneurs, An Introduction

By | 2016-01-14T17:15:16+00:00 May 9th, 2014|, , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve been working on a new training tool for Eat Drink Law.  In the fine tradition of business gurus like Guy Kawasaki and David Letterman, I decided to go with a top 10 list.  You may have noticed the beginning of the framework in the Learning Center.  Last week I gave the first presentation of [...]

9 05, 2014

10 Risks to Food Entrepreneurs, An Introduction

By | 2016-01-25T23:53:43+00:00 May 9th, 2014|, , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve been working on a new training tool for Eat Drink Law.  In the fine tradition of business gurus like Guy Kawasaki and David Letterman, I decided to go with a top 10 list.  You may have noticed the beginning of the framework in the Learning Center.  Last week I gave the first presentation of [...]

25 04, 2014

VIDEO: 12 Things Every Business Should DO About IP, PART 4

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:34+00:00 April 25th, 2014|, , , |0 Comments

Intellectual Property is complicated, but every food entrepreneur can master it in 12 easy steps.  You have IP.  But do you have a strategy for making the most of it?  Strategy is about aligning your IP investment and stewardship with your plans for growing your business.  Do patents make sense for you?  How does IP [...]

25 04, 2014

VIDEO: 12 Things Every Business Should DO About IP, PART 4

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:34+00:00 April 25th, 2014|, , , |0 Comments

Intellectual Property is complicated, but every food entrepreneur can master it in 12 easy steps.  You have IP.  But do you have a strategy for making the most of it?  Strategy is about aligning your IP investment and stewardship with your plans for growing your business.  Do patents make sense for you?  How does IP [...]

12 02, 2014

3 Keys to Controlling Intellectual Property with Contracts

By | 2016-01-14T17:15:17+00:00 February 12th, 2014|, , |0 Comments

It is pretty easy to get overwhelmed by trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. The laws for each one are complicated. They are a fairly nuanced combination of statues, regulatory rules and agencies, bizarre legal documents (just sit down and read a patent sometime if you don’t believe me), and court decisions. On top of [...]

12 02, 2014

3 Keys to Controlling Intellectual Property with Contracts

By | 2016-01-25T23:53:45+00:00 February 12th, 2014|, , |0 Comments

It is pretty easy to get overwhelmed by trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. The laws for each one are complicated. They are a fairly nuanced combination of statues, regulatory rules and agencies, bizarre legal documents (just sit down and read a patent sometime if you don’t believe me), and court decisions. On top of [...]

4 10, 2013

You Will Be Sued, Understand Why

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:49+00:00 October 4th, 2013|, , , |0 Comments

Whether it is a knock on your door or an official looking envelope in the mail, it is a physical blow when you receive the complaint, the document that announces you have been sued. A knot in your stomach, nausea, a rising heart rate as you realize that it is time to fight (or flee). I still [...]