• own

    Take action to own your startup's IP.

  • protect

    Protect your startup's IP rights.

  • grow

    Increase the value of your startup's IP

Course curriculum

  • 1

    iPscaling: launch

  • 2

    iPscaling: first steps

    • Entity Selection

    • Entity Selection

    • Registering an LLC in Florida

    • Registering a Corporation in Florida

    • Obtaining a FEIN from irs.gov

    • Operating Agreement - choose your type of operating agreement

    • Operating Agreement with Auction Provision (no shotgun buyout)

    • Operating Agreement with Secret Auction + Shotgun Buyout

    • Operating Agreement with Fair Market Value Provision (no shotgun buyout)

    • Operating Agreement with Fair Market Value + Shotgun Buyout

    • Complete your operating agreement

    • Week 1 Survey

  • 3

    iPscaling: copyright

    • Own the copyright

    • Copyright Work for Hire and Assignment-form

    • Circular9-WorksMadeforHire

    • Circular1-copyright Basics

    • Setting Up Your Account at Copyright.gov

    • Filing a Copyright for a Single Author

  • 4

    iPscaling: branding

  • 5

    iPscaling: infringement

    • Avoiding infringement

    • Research your competition

    • Licensing or owning?

    • Domain name as IP?

    • Quick release

    • Taking down an infringing website

    • Trademark search revisited

    • Opposition Opportunity

    • Coexistence agreement

  • 6

    iPscaling: owning ideas

    • How to own ideas

    • Create an IP agreement

    • Confidentiality & IP Agreement

    • Patent or Secret?

    • Who is an Inventor?

    • Create a patent assignment

  • 7

    iPscaling: protecting your IP

    • Protecting trademarks and service marks

    • Florida trademark

    • Federal trademark

    • Registering copyright

    • Capturing trade secrets

    • Patenting inventions

    • Protecting domain names

  • 8

    iPscaling: building value

    • Recruiting talent

    • Employees v. contractors

    • Employment Agreement

    • Innovation Notebook

    • Control access to domain names

    • IP Inventory

    • Docketing reminders

  • 9

    iPscaling: what's next

    • Your business license(s)

    • DUNNS, banks and accounting

    • When to seek advice of legal counsel?

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