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

MBHB partner Emily Miao, Ph.D. is the featured presenter at this MATTER sponsored workshop set for 9:30-11:00 a.m. on July 10, 2019 in Chicago. View details here

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

Patents 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 workshop will help startups understand the basics of the U.S. patent system and how to navigate the entire process of securing a patent. 

Join this workshop to:

  • Gain a general understanding of the patenting process

  • Identify factors that prolong the patenting process and drive up costs

  • Learn how to avoid obstacles when you apply for a patent

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: