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
Blog Resource
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Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a healthcare startup, IP likely refers to a particular product, such as a new drug or a wearable sensor.

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

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Protecting your company's idea
Ryan Amin
12/17/2013
Blog Resource
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At the core of any startup company is the idea. The idea is the true value of a company, according to LIM Innovations CEO and co-founder Andrew Pedtke, and he says protecting that idea should be a main priority.

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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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Dominique's Desk: The right questions to ask about your company’s intellectual property
Christina Sherwood
10/31/2013
Blog Resource
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Intellectual property is one of the toughest subjects for life science and digital health 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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Gender differences in life science patenting
Christina Sherwood
8/22/2013
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In the life sciences, male academic scientists secure patents at more than twice the rate of their female colleagues, according to an analysis sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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How the university technology transfer office fosters entrepreneurship
Christina Sherwood
8/1/2013
Blog Resource
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The report University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs, examines students' roles in university startups and compares the functions and responsibilities of faculty, entrepreneurs, and students in moving innovations to market.

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