Blog Archives: September

Searching for Patents and Prior Art

By Elliot Stein, A.B. and Mark Maloney, JD, MS

A thorough patent search is an essential part of the entrepreneur’s workflow because it may reveal preexisting intellectual property or prior art. This information has the potential to guide strategies early on--such as a pivot--in order to ensure a clearer path toward getting a patent in the future. This article discusses proper methodology for executing an efficient and relatively complete patent and prior art search.

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Understanding the Promotion Process

By Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc and Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD

Academic faculty with an interest in entrepreneurship are required to successfully navigate a university promotion process in order to retain their position.  This additional layer of complexity can appear daunting, but if managed properly, can be much less stressful. 

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