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  1. N

    Would you choose option 1 or 2 ?

    INTRO 
    Hello fastlaners, I want to go fastlane and am still doing my research on business ideas. I'm a 24 year old french student currently finishing a Master 2 in law and management of cultural heritage (equivalent to a Master of Arts in the UK or US). I also have a law degree. I enjoy producing...
  2. thechosen1

    Are Software Patents necessary? (Selling Enterprise Software to F500 Companies)

    SAAS / APPS QUESTION 
    Why, or why not? If yes, do you opt for a design or utility patent? What's your general strategy for protecting your IP? If no, same thing: how do you protect your IP from competitors and pirates? Note this is for enterprise software. Yes, we really do have the software and already have...
  3. DMNinja

    Regarding Language used in Self-Publishing

    I've been sitting on the idea of creating a publishing house explicitly so I'm able to protect my literary work. Both present and future. Although my primary and only focus is on my freelance work that could turn into a full-scale business, I've found that I enjoy writing on my "down time" so...
  4. M

    What is the Most Secure Video Format?

    MARKETING 
    Hey, quick question. We all know that piracy is a problem these days. You can easily spend weeks or months creating an online video course, for example, and soon after releasing it you find it's been pirated and uploaded to another channel or website, completely undercutting your goals and...
  5. L

    Cthulhu Crush

    A friend of mine works in the video game industry where they spent several decades making other people wealthy. They made decent money and enjoyed the creative lifestyle, but they still have to work. They regret that they don't own anything they spent the bulk of their life building, and are now...
  6. BellaPippin

    Can I hire voice actors to impersonate fictional characters?

    For commercial use, of course. Like can I hire someone that can sound like Yoda or Homer Simpson and say motivational stuff. Random idea. Anyone familiar with IP. Opinions seem quite all over the place like “you can’t copyright a voice” to “LucasFilm is gonna rip you apart” So can I have a...
  7. S

    Thoughts needed on new start-up.

    Hey guys! Just found the community and thought I'd get some insight on the following: I’m in the process of starting up a company that would let you safely capture and share (under NDA) your idea and store it on the blockchain - making it immutable and essentially provable in court that it...
  8. S

    Hi all. What is your opinion on IP and RE?

    INTRO 
    Hi fastlane forum, my name is Stefan from Germany. What I've done so far: - read business books and participate in entrepreneur workshops - read TFM & UNSCRIPTED and internalize the mindset - study physics and obtain a PhD - invest in slowlane stuff like stocks, ETFs, ... What I am planning...
  9. Leo Hartas

    I'm doing it!

    INTRO 
    Hello Everyone, Nearly finished Unscripted. ok, I haven't read Fastlane yet, but it's next! I'm a middle-aged freelance illustrator from the UK and have lived a half-way unscripted life doing what I love. The only thing is that despite many attempts I've never managed to escape my clients...
  10. P

    Desperate Tech Entrepreneur Needs Advice

    I really need some advice on my current work situation, which is unfortunately a very long story, so I apologize and ask you bear with me. Everyone in my life is either too close to the problem (with the risk of having a special interest), or not knowledgeable enough in this arena to give very...
  11. CapLab

    Autistic Tech Developers (Inventor vs Investor)

    Hey Everbody, my Name is Bonny - i'am autistic Tech Developer from Berlin City in Germany ... A lot of my Friends are "Special" too - born with skills, you never seen before (they're Prodigy's) ... Right, autistic People never speak about her specials - they dont care about social networking...
  12. A

    What stage to patent and seek lawyers

    WEB/DIGITAL 
    Hi dear fastlaners, I'm an app developer and we have 1 published app that's going thru the normal patent process so i have some experience here. We didn't seek any external funding for this app. However a second app, that's i've been doing R&D for about over a year and drawing out the...

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