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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of February 12, 2017

  • 2.17.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Inventing
For hardware companies especially, patent applications are often top of mind when an early-stage startup considers its legal needs. This short piece from Entrepreneur is a great starting point if you’re looking to educate yourself, and be sure to click the links in the article for more depth.

Trump Takes on Tech Industry in Early Policy Moves
With a new president comes a new state of play in tech policy. If you’re a Wall Street Journal subscriber, this breakdown of the uncertain landscape for tech executives is your read of the week. Bonus link: in particular, the industry awaits clarity on net neutrality from the new FCC chairman.)

Unpacking the Govtech Market
Meanwhile, entrepreneurs are trying to transform government in an entirely different way—by solving technical inefficiencies in government systems—and VCs are taking notice. Quick thoughts on the topic from a TechCrunch contributor.

Europe’s Data Privacy Rules Could Give Artificial Intelligence a Global Headache
The European Union is well-known for its comparative toughness on data privacy, and Fortune has an interesting take on the implications for AI of new rules going into effect next year. If you’re in the space, click through and read on.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.