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MATTER Workshop: Patent Basics — What Every Startup Should Know

Emily Miao, Ph.D.August 24, 20189:30 am - 11:00 amChicago

MBHB partner Emily Miao, Ph.D. is the featured presenter at this MATTER sponsored workshop set for 9:30-11:00 a.m. on August 24, 2018. in Chicago. view details here

MATTER Workshop: Patent Basics — What Every Startup Should Know

Patents matter to startups because they help attract investor financing, increase a startup’s leverage with strategic partners and may deter lawsuits. However, the process of securing patents can be challenging because of the significant investment of time, money, and expertise required to prepare a patent application and nurture it through the examination process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Startups can help reduce costs and time involved in protecting their inventions in a variety of ways including the use of trade secrets as a patent alternative. Join this workshop to learn how to:

  • Understand the basics of the U.S. patent system
  • Navigate the entire process of securing a patent
  • Identify factors that prolong the patenting process and drive up costs and strategize on how to avoid them


MATTER is a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation. MATTER’s mission is to proactively connect and promote the collaboration between scientists, physicians, health technology entrepreneurs and industry leaders, in order to bring next-generation products and services to market that improve quality of care and save lives. Website: