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MATTER Workshop: Patents 101 – What Every Startup Needs to Know

Emily Miao, Ph.D.September 20, 20169:30 am - 11:00 am

MBHB Partner Dr. Emily Miao is the featured presenter at this MATTER sponsored workshop set for 9:30-11:00 a.m. CT on Sept. 20, 2016 in Chicago.

MATTER Workshop: Patents 101 – What Every Startup Needs to 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 enormous 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. This clinic will help startups understand the basics of the U.S. patent system and how to navigate the entire process of securing a patent. Dr. Emily Miao will provide an overview of the patenting process as well as identify factors that prolong the patenting process and drive up costs and offer strategies 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:

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