MATTER Workshop: Securing a Patent — What Every Startup Should 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 February 19, 2020 in Chicago. View details here

MATTER Workshop: Securing a Patent — What Every Startup Needs to Know

Patents help attract investor financing, can increase your startup’s leverage with strategic partners and may deter lawsuits. However, in order to secure a patent you must invest an enormous amount of time, money and expertise to prepare a patent application and nurture it through the examination process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This workshop will help you 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: