Lesson

Disrespecting Our Own IP

Disrespecting Our Own IP

The flip side of respecting our IP is disrespecting it.  How could we disrespect our own IP?

Lots of IP is lost because it was undervalued and not protected when it could have been.  Once IP is lost, it is lost forever.

There is a notion of a “friend-d-a”, which is a handshake non-disclosure agreement.  This is one of the most dangerous things that has come out of the startup community, and we learn why it can hurt us.