Mark Cuban joins the second season of Shark Tank which premieres tonight on ABC. Mark was an entrepreneur from the early age of 12, when he sold garbage bags door-to-door, so he knows what it's like to start from the ground up.
Today, Mark Cuban is the highly successful entrepreneur and investor who founded HDNet, Broadcast.com and MicroSolutions. He has also been an investor in startups, including Mahalo, JungleCents.com, motionloft.com, Filesanywhere.com, Naked Pizza and 140Fire.com.
When he's not busy owning the Dallas Mavericks, Mark is the owner and chairman of HDNet HDNet and its sister network, HDNet Movies, are one of the few remaining independently owned and operated TV Networks in the U.S. and the first in the world to be programmed exclusively in high definition. Mark takes personal responsibility for the programming on both networks, creating a unique schedule of creative and original programs.
On the second season of the Shark Tank, Mark Cuban joins another new shark, Jeff Foxworthy, and veteran sharks Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin Harrington, Kevin O'Leary, and Robert Herjavec.
What else is new for Season 2?
Intellectual Property attorneys affiliated with the Shark Tank Season 2 production contacted IP.com in 2010 to perform FTO/Clearance searching on the innovations and products being marketed by the contestants of the Shark Tank Season 2 cast.
Freedom to operate searches identify potential patent barriers to the commercialization of products or technologies.
IP.com conducted over 60 freedom to operate research projects on various aspects of the products being marketed by the contestants in order to provide the attorneys affiliated with the show the information necessary to perform due diligence analysis of the intellectual property associated with the contestants' inventions, products and services. Based on the results of that research and analysis, the producers of the show were able to make informed decisions on IP risks.
We'll be watching.