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Business of training & mentorship is now worth a gazillion dollars & everyone's now a personal coach

Business of training & mentorship is now worth a gazillion dollars & everyone's now a personal coach | Industry News | Scoop.it
...Is it just me or are we saturated and overwhelmed by instructions and expert advise!!Every Linkedin post seems to be about 5 ways in which I can prolong my insanity and be the perfect businessman
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Jury determines #Apple is not Infringing Live Video-Streaming Patent, Wins $511M #Lawsuit

Jury determines #Apple is not Infringing Live Video-Streaming Patent, Wins $511M #Lawsuit | Industry News | Scoop.it
Apple chalked up another win in its seemingly endless patent-infringement battles when a jury recently determined that the iPhone maker is not infringing on another company’s patent for live video streaming.
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New patent may make iPhones change settings based on locations

New patent may make iPhones change settings based on locations | Industry News | Scoop.it
Tired of having to manually tweak your settings when logging on to different networks in different locations? That may no longer be a problem for iPhones and iPads in the future.
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A separate article on tech site T3.com said the patent can potentially allow an iPhone to give a user access without seeking a passcode if it detects it is at the user's home.
 
T3.com said the patent describes a system that tracks one's location based on GPS data or whether one is connected to a known WiFi network.

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White House pulls plug on controversial Patent Office nominee after tech sector backlash

White House pulls plug on controversial Patent Office nominee after tech sector backlash | Industry News | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration has backed away from an unpopular plan to name a Johnson & Johnson executive and patent reform opponent as head of the US Patent Office.
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Siri Faces Patent Threat as Apple Loses China Lawsuit Over Voice Recognition Technology

Siri Faces Patent Threat as Apple Loses China Lawsuit Over Voice Recognition Technology | Industry News | Scoop.it
Apple loses a patent lawsuit against Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology.
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Airbnb fined $41K over lettings of unregistered Barcelona apartments

Airbnb fined $41K over lettings of unregistered Barcelona apartments | Industry News | Scoop.it
Airbnb has been fined €30,000 ($41,000) by the Catalonian authorities in Spain, who say the short-term rental marketplace has been illegally making money off properties that aren’t registered for tourist usage.
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Top 10 Business Schools Ranked by Potential to #Network #bSchools #MBA

Top 10 Business Schools Ranked by Potential to #Network #bSchools #MBA | Industry News | Scoop.it
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New Product Development: Patent and Licensing pitfalls to be avoided by #Co-founders - via #Clarity

New Product Development: Patent and Licensing pitfalls to be avoided by #Co-founders - via #Clarity | Industry News | Scoop.it

Both the founders should have clarity with regards to ownership of the technology, product, corresponding IP (patents, trademarks) and terms of licensing.

One way is to assign all rights to the company, file all patents, trademarks on behalf of the company, and the execute licensing agreement as a legal entity (company) and not individually.

With a view to safeguard interest of each co-founder, you can also execute co-founders agreement among yourselves that will define all terms of collaboration, and what will happen in case one founder decides to exit midway.

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What is the best way to get paid speaking engagements? Insights from Clarity

What is the best way to get paid speaking engagements? Insights from Clarity | Industry News | Scoop.it

The best way to get paid speaking gigs is to build a following that is eager to hear you speak and willing to pay the price of admission. I started by speaking at community-organized events that are not run for a profit, so they are not able to pay speakers beyond offering free entry to the event. But those conferences tend to accept proposal submissions and many use a blind review process, offering opportunities to speakers who may not yet be well known.

After establishing a few successes and these types of events, and proving the value you provide to attendees both during the event and afterward, organizers of for-profit events will begin to seek you out. When there is a higher registration costs and more attendees, the organizers are more likely to be able to offer you an honorarium. You can begin by asking for reimbursement for your travel expenses and an honorarium of up to $500.

Then similarly, by building a track record at this level and proving you can fill seats, you will be able to demand increasing fees. As your following grows and you build your reputation, speaking rates can grow from $2000 up to $10000 for the most in demand speakers. Celebrities and household names can demand upwards of $25K per speaking engagement.

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15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs - Mashable

15 Colleges With Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Programs - Mashable | Industry News | Scoop.it

College entrepreneurship landscape is crucial for a jurisdiction and Mashable reviews graduate and undergraduate rankings and syllabi to root out the top universities for entrepreneurship in the U.S.

 

The rankings scoped by Mashable judge schools on their faculty, course offerings, teaching principles and extracurriculars, and also on how many businesses they've helped launch and how many of those companies are still around.

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Bill Gates talks about the three things he learnt from Warren Buffett

Bill Gates talks about the three things he learnt from Warren Buffett | Industry News | Scoop.it

Three things Bill Gates learned from Warren Buffett:

1. It’s not just about investing.

The first thing people learn from Warren, of course, is how to think about investing. That’s natural, given his amazing track record. Unfortunately, that’s where a lot of people stop, and they miss out on the fact that he has a whole framework for business thinking that is very powerful. For example, he talks about looking for a company’s moat—its competitive advantage—and whether the moat is shrinking or growing. He says a shareholder has to act as if he owns the entire business, looking at the future profit stream and deciding what it’s worth. And you have to be willing to ignore the market rather than follow it, because you want to take advantage of the market’s mistakes—the companies that have been underpriced.

 

I have to admit, when I first met Warren, the fact that he had this framework was a real surprise to me. I met him at a dinner my mother had put together. On my way there, I thought, “Why would I want to meet this guy who picks stocks?” I thought he just used various market-related things—like volume, or how the price had changed over time—to make his decisions. But when we started talking that day, he didn’t ask me about any of those things. Instead he started asking big questions about the fundamentals of our business. “Why can’t IBM do what Microsoft does? Why has Microsoft been so profitable?” That’s when I realized he thought about business in a much more profound way than I’d given him credit for.


2. Use your platform.

A lot of business leaders write letters to their shareholders, but Warren is justly famous for his. Partly that’s because his natural good humor shines through. Partly it’s because people think it will help them invest better (and they’re right). But it’s also because he’s been willing to speak frankly and criticize things like stock options and financial derivatives. He’s not afraid to take positions, like his stand on raising taxes on the rich, that run counter to his self-interest. Warren inspired me to start writing my own annual letter about the foundation’s work. I still have a ways to go before mine is as good as Warren’s, but it’s been helpful to sit down once a year and explain the results we’re seeing, both good and bad.


3. Know how valuable your time is.

No matter how much money you have, you can’t buy more time. There are only 24 hours in everyone’s day. Warren has a keen sense of this. He doesn’t let his calendar get filled up with useless meetings. On the other hand, he’s very generous with his time for the people he trusts. He gives his close advisers at Berkshire his phone number, and they can just call him up and he’ll answer the phone.

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Apple calls in experts to detail $2.2 billion claim in Samsung patent trial

Apple calls in experts to detail $2.2 billion claim in Samsung patent trial | Industry News | Scoop.it

With the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial now into its second week, the Cupertino company on Tuesday hired the services of several experts to explain how it had arrived at its $2.2 billion damages claim against its Korean rival.
While it may have not been the most riveting testimony that the eight-person jury has so far had to sit through, the details are vital as part of Apple’s case against Samsung, which it claims has infringed a number of software patents connected with its iDevices.


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-calls-experts-detail-2-billion-claim-samsung-patent-trial/#ixzz2yNnoJsfZ

 

 

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Novartis’ new injection counters tremors among MS patients - BioSpectrumIndia

Novartis’ new injection counters tremors among MS patients - BioSpectrumIndia | Industry News | Scoop.it

Product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants, has worked with Novartis and medical device manufacturer Owen Mumford, to create ExtaviPro 30G auto-injector. It has been launched in Europe, initially in Germany.

 

More than 500 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthcare professionals in the US, the UK and mainland Europe were involved in the development process to ensure the device was underpinned by a deep understanding of the users.

 

An estimated 2.5 million people worldwide have MS, a disease affecting the central nervous system.

 

"Our aim was to make the ExtaviPro 30G auto-injector very simple and intuitive to use, and enable one-handed injection," said Mr Andy Pidgeon, head, industrial design and human factors group, Cambridge Consultants. "Its ergonomic shape leads patients to instinctively hold it correctly - which is vital for those who suffer from tremors, as having a firm grip is key to self-injecting safely."

 

The ExtaviPro 30G is aimed at people who suffer from relapsing forms of MS - such as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and secondary-progressive MS (SPMS) - who make up the majority of MS patients.

 

He further added, "Another key factor was the feedback we received during our extensive user research. Patients wanted a soft, non-threatening design, for example, so we've made it very user friendly. And it's led to the creation of a drug delivery device that doesn't look like a badge of infirmity."
- See more at: http://www.biospectrumindia.com/biospecindia/news/212577/novartis-injection-counters-tremors-ms-patients#sthash.8LcIBRIu.dpuf

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Supreme Court’s Latest Patent Case and Software Patentability - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Supreme Court’s Latest Patent Case and Software Patentability - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Industry News | Scoop.it
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Myriad-Mayo Patent Eligibility Guidance by US #Patent Office & Eligibility Of Claims #Antibiotic #Bacteria

Myriad-Mayo Patent Eligibility Guidance by US #Patent Office & Eligibility Of Claims #Antibiotic #Bacteria | Industry News | Scoop.it
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Google, Dropbox join patent licensing group

Google, Dropbox join patent licensing group | Industry News | Scoop.it
Technology companies are increasingly banding together in an effort to fight back against patent trolls.
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The upsides and downfalls of patent cease and desist letters

The upsides and downfalls of patent cease and desist letters | Industry News | Scoop.it
Once an applicant has obtained a patent and has identified possible infringers in the marketplace, the question becomes what to do next. One of the most obvious steps is to contact the infringer by letter.
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Siri Faces Patent Threat as Apple Loses China Lawsuit Over Voice Recognition Technology

Siri Faces Patent Threat as Apple Loses China Lawsuit Over Voice Recognition Technology | Industry News | Scoop.it
Apple loses a patent lawsuit against Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology.
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Can Siri survive this patent battle?

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5 More Keys to Becoming Indispensable at Work #productivity

5 More Keys to Becoming Indispensable at Work #productivity | Industry News | Scoop.it
In my recent blog, "5 Keys to Becoming Indispensable at Work," readers from companies that were downsizing, resizing or upsizing shared their experiences on becoming "indispensable."In this post, I
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Tesla's Patent Strategy - Smart Business Move

Tesla's Patent Strategy - Smart Business Move | Industry News | Scoop.it

Disruptive Business Move to Expand & Lead the Market of Electric Cars

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GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas #Design

GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas #Design | Industry News | Scoop.it
GE's Plans to Act Like a Startup, Make Money Like a Fortune 500

With 300,000 employees worldwide and more than $16.9 billion in 2013 earnings, GE is definitely not a start up. But GE’s open innovation strategy ties into a bigger internal push at the company to adopt a Lean Startup mentality and management style.

Around 18 months ago Eric Ries, the brains behind the Lean Startup movement, found himself in a meeting with Comstock and a handful of GE higher ups. The entrepreneur was there to talk about his method of management, which encourages failing early, speed to market and presenting customers with a minimum viable product. “You could just see the thought bubble over their heads,” says Comstock. “Which I imagine said something like “this guy is really on to something, and this probably works in software, but this is never gonna work with hardware.”

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Apple declines to join Microsoft in funding patent troll Intellectual Ventures

Apple declines to join Microsoft in funding patent troll Intellectual Ventures | Industry News | Scoop.it

Intellectual Ventures (IV) is seeking a major new investment to expand its controversial patent trolling operations but, unlike on past occasions, Apple is not coming along for the ride.

 

According to a Reuters report, Apple has turned down an invitation to join Microsoft and Sony in backing a new IV patent acquisition fund that could be used as a vehicle to extract licensing fees and file lawsuits against companies.

 

The news comes at a time that Congress is working on a law, the Innovation Act, intended to curb abuse of the patent system through measures like fee shifting and new legal discovery rules that would make it harder for patent trolls to swamp their targets with litigation costs.

 

The rise of patent trolls, which are a target of the proposed law, can be traced in no small part to Intellectual Ventures, which has armed thousands of shell companies with old patents in recent years. While Apple invested in earlier IV funds, its reluctance to do so again may stem from the fact that it is being swamped by trolls itself; in February, the company complained that it has had to go to court with trolls 92 times in the last three years.

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Comparison between #startup hubs in US and India

Comparison between #startup hubs in US and India | Industry News | Scoop.it

The world’s eyes are shifting toward India as the next big market to watch, especially for those of us who keep tabs on the global tech scene. It was inevitable, then, that people would start comparing startup ecosystems of the archetypal United States and this fast-emerging powerhouse. Almost like a right of passage, every major startup scene in the world gets stacked up against Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far it’s come and how far it has yet to go.


Whether a direct comparison ultimately benefits India or not is debatable, as many would argue India shouldn’t model its startup ecosystem after Silicon Valley, but it’s still interesting to see the contrast solely based on statistical evidence. That’s what TiE, a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and executives with roots in the Indus region, has done with its latest infographic.


TiE’s graphic compares four major startup hubs in India with their theoretical counterparts in the US; Bangalore versus Silicon Valley, New Delhi versus New York City, etc. Each comparison shows the cities’ 2013 population, number of startups, amount of investment capital, number of IPOs, and average valuation per startup.

Read more: How do India’s major startup hubs measure up to those in the US? (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.techinasia.com/indias-major-startup-hubs-measure-infographic/

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Most powerful Indian technologists in Silicon Valley

Most powerful Indian technologists in Silicon Valley | Industry News | Scoop.it

Powerful Indian technologists in Silicon Valley - Engineers and executives from the sub-continent are hugely influential in the industry, from USB and Pentium to journalism

 

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella was appointed as Microsoft's chief executive in February, replacing Steve Ballmer. Photograph: ZUMA/REX
Ever since waves of Indian graduates poured into Silicon Valley in Northern California in the 1970s and 1980s, talented Indians have made breakthroughs, pushed boundaries and held positions of power in the world of technology and media.

Almost all the big US technology companies have technology pioneers of Indian descent, including the fathers of the USB and technology blogging.

Satya Nadella in February became Microsoft's chief executive, replacing Steve Ballmer, which instantly propelled him into the highest-profile slot, but he is by no means the first Indian to make waves in the technology industry.

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Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon in U.S. appeals court

Rovi loses patent fight with Amazon in U.S. appeals court | Industry News | Scoop.it

Rovi, which sells television guide programs to cable providers, lost a patent fight with Amazon.com on Tuesday when a federal appeals court upheld a U.S. district judge's ruling in favor of the world's largest online retailer.

Rovi had accused Amazon of infringing on two patents, one that creates an electronic program guide on a television screen and another that allows a viewer to select and purchase a pay-per-view program.

In both patents, Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware had narrowly defined what the "claims," or portions of patents, did in such a way that forced Rovi to drop its argument for infringement.

Rovi asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent appeals, to broaden the patent claim definitions to allow it to proceed. But the court denied its request, siding with Amazon.

Rovi said it was disappointed by the decision and that it would continue to litigate against Amazon's use of other patents.

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