Venture capitalists, angel investors and start-up lawyers these days tend to be obsessed with “intellectual property,” or IP.
And for good reason: In the information economy, the core assets of a new venture are likely to be talented people, the IP they create, and little else.
To maximize future value, founders should try to lay a solid IP foundation even before a new start-up is incorporated. Here are five common mistakes to avoid:
Perhaps the single greatest source of IP anxiety in Silicon Valley stems from the fact that engineers and executives tend to build on what they know best when starting a new venture.>>> READ MORE at: