Intellectual Property

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How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape
Christina Sherwood
2/25/2014
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The goals of TalkSession -- to increase the accessibility of mental healthcare, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance -- were difficult to achieve on a national level, said the startup's co-founder and CEO Melissa Thompson.

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Definition: Intellectual Property
Christina Sherwood
1/29/2014
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Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a startup, IP likely refers to a particular product.

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What kinds of lawyers do entrepreneurs need?
Christina Sherwood
1/27/2014
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Early-stage entrepreneurs and startups typically need to work with at least two types of lawyers.

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Finding better ways to negotiate biotech intellectual property
Rita BaronFaust
11/6/2013
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Healthcare entrepreneurs who have hit the intellectual property speed bump can relate to the appropriately named session, "Reducing Drag: New Approaches to IP Negotiation and Technology Licensing," at the Partnering for Cures conference earlier this week in New York City.

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Wall Street Journal's advice on patents
11/4/2013
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The right questions to ask about your company’s intellectual property
Christina Sherwood
10/31/2013
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Intellectual property is one of the toughest subjects for entrepreneurs to understand. From dealing with the tech transfer office to hiring an attorney to filing a provisional patent, IP is a common stumbling block for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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H@cking Medicine: Gathering bright minds to create startups
Levesque Jane
10/7/2013
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When Julien Pham, MD, attended his first H@cking Medicine event, the Boston collaborative’s second hackathon, he was smitten with the way entrepreneurs, clinicians and engineers worked in tandem for a common cause. “I fell in love with this mindset of getting people who are completely different in terms of their training to come together to solve a problem,” said Pham, a kidney specialist and junior faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Cellanyx Diagnostics: CEO shares tips from the startup trenches
Christina Sherwood
4/16/2013
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It hasn’t been a year since the Cellanyx Diagnostics team spun out their technology from Columbia University. But, halfway to raising $1 million worth of seed funding for the company, CEO Ashok Chander can already share tips from the trenches.

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DioGenix: CEO Offers Tips on Pursuing the Right Product and Investors
2/19/2013
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DioGenix, in Gaithersburg, Md., was founded in 2009 after CEO Larry Tiffany and his senior management team saw a clear clinical need: monitoring disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tiffany has an extensive background in biotech, as an IP attorney, and as a senior executive at small and mid-size biotech companies. Before DioGenix, he was senior vice president and general manager of genomics for another genomics research company, Gene Logic.

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O'Brien: Finding Startup Success as a Physician-Inventor Far From Healthcare Hotspots
2/19/2013
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Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.

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