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10/7/2014 07:30 AM EDT
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chip_maker
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What about patent, trademark protection?
chip_maker   11/15/2014 7:59:37 PM
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Its nice to know that Kickstarter is working to form partnerships with larger manufacturers to facilitate the production needs of users. It would be helpful if crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter also provided services for trademark, patents etc.

Also, the help/terms & conditions are spread out on the website. Wish they provide video tutorials on the features, terms, policies etc.

This weekend, in the libary I was reading the executive summary on article 'TURN YOUR SCIENCE INTO A BUSINESS' in Harvard Business Review Nov 2014. It lists major IP related pitfalls for novice entrepreneurs. Hence it would be useful for fledgling 'creaters', if they also provide tutorial sessions on manufacturing help, patents, trademarks etc. Hope that way, the creators are protected against expensive lawsuits and recalls. 

 

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Re: Crowdfunding competition
collin0   10/9/2014 12:34:19 AM
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What a pitty! Only the people in America has the chance to take part in such crowdfunding campaign.

I want to know is it posssible to attract all over world people who are intested in the project to donate threir money. For instance, I prefer MetaWear project and would like to donate money, but it is only valid in USA.

Tobias Strauch, EDAptix
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Tobias Strauch, EDAptix   10/8/2014 8:27:02 AM
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I assume that Indiegogo still has a 5x "goal penalty". KST competitive advantage is that they were first on the market – I guess. KST is adding more and more European countries to their list – unfortunately Germany is still missing. Germany KST versions are still not ramping up considerably.

Jessica Lipsky
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Crowdfunding competition
Jessica Lipsky   10/7/2014 11:26:49 AM
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For those of you who are into crowdfunding (for your projects or to support others), do you feel that Kickstarter is the best platform? Do you prefer other sites? Let us know.

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