Many new entrepreneurs dismiss the importance of having a sound IP strategy from the very start. The usual excuse is, “I’ll make sure my business starts making real money and then I’ll deal with this law stuff.”
I call it a lose-lose scenario. The two alternatives are: (1) the business never makes it; or (2) the business becomes successful, but immediately it finds itself defenseless against all those who want a free ride on its success.
Think about Coca-Cola – would they be where they are today if they decided to wait until they sold a few hundred thousand bottles before they figured out how to protect their most important assets - their know-how and trademarks?
If your business involves creation, use or licensing out of content and you do not have a meaningful IP strategy, then you are not being serious about your business.
Over the first week of January, I made several improvements to the website.
And on this Fifteenth Day of December in the Year Two Thousand Eleven, Andrei Mincov started this blog.
What I am especially proud about is that I coded the whole thing by myself, from scratch, in Notepad++. The idea is to be able to fully customize it to my needs and to provide extremely flexible filtering functionality. I will be adding RSS shortly.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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