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Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
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Hi Guys,VC and Angel investors seem to be hot topics with a lot coverage around the net, but how does one go about protecting any potential business/Application ideas?I am concerned that my "Killer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Ing May 19, 2010.

 

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Jun 22, 2011
Andre Scholtz and Smybinn Mathews are now friends
Jun 22, 2011
Andre Scholtz left a comment for William Kleynhans
"Unfortunately I do not at the moment due to contractual reason with work. This may be changing in the next few weeks. Is there something in particular which you are needing consultation on?"
Jun 4, 2010
William Kleynhans left a comment for Andre Scholtz
"Do you consult?"
Jun 4, 2010
Andre Scholtz and William Kleynhans are now friends
Jun 4, 2010
Peter Ing replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"At Net Prophet Vinny Lingham who has actually got more experience in this area than many of us put together gave some advice along the lines of don't work in secrecy. VC's won't bother with you if you hide your idea away too…"
May 19, 2010
Andre Scholtz left a comment for William Kleynhans
"As a usability engineer I have the responsibility of providing the most appropriate interface between the users and software we develop. This would usually involve researching the users to understand what they want and how to provide it, also…"
May 19, 2010
Andre Scholtz replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"Thanks to everyone for their input and assistance on this. I have done some looking around and talking to people with legal expertise. Patenting of software appears to be a very dark art with no well defined 'rules' in South Africa. The…"
May 19, 2010
Stephen Watt replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"That may well be true. Hopefully we can have someone with a better knowledge of South African IP Law weigh in here. However, in order to truly protect your idea, you need to protect it in each market you'll be participating in. So (assuming you…"
Apr 21, 2010
Stephen Watt replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"Peter, I'd have to disagree. IBM has a multi-billion dollar patent portfolio based off of licensing revenue from just the ideas themselves. The ideas, which are written down and filed as patents but in a lot of cases not executed on are what we…"
Apr 21, 2010
William Kleynhans replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"I thought you couldnt patent software stuff in south africa? "
Apr 20, 2010
Stephen Watt replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"Patents are designed to do this very thing. I work for IBM and we are required to continually patent as part of our job to protect the IP on the projects we work on. Although I work for a large enterprise, our issues are the same in that my team…"
Apr 19, 2010
Peter Ing replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"Heres my 2c, Ideas are easy to steal but not easy to replicate. You have an idea in your head for an app or a product, but in almost every case the semantics of the concept is something that exists in the neural pathways in your head in a way that…"
Apr 3, 2010
Richard Lackey replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"I've got a similar concern with a R&D lab I've set up over at www.sentinel-entertainment.co.za for films in development. My idea has been to create tiered membership and access to privileged content. So people who just sign up for free…"
Mar 29, 2010
Martin Brandt replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"Greetings Andre As a fellow innovator, although no longer in "start-up" mode, these are common concerns. When thinking about your product/service - there are 3 core and obvious elements: What? How? and Who?. The most important aspects to…"
Mar 29, 2010
Justin Stanford replied to Andre Scholtz's discussion Preventing potential Ideas from being stolen
"I can only re-iterate what Neil's said!"
Mar 17, 2010

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A computer scientist keen for a startup with an interest in AI and Game development.
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At 8:58 on June 4, 2010, William Kleynhans said…
Do you consult?
At 15:12 on March 17, 2010, William Kleynhans said…
Hi

Whats a usability engineer?
 
 
 

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