Leading Industry Professionals Lend Expertise in Educational Panel Around Innovation In Healthcare

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Boston Chapter invites healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs to participate in a discussion on how to avoid IP pitfalls
Sept. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Boston Chapter announced today that the organization will be presenting another installment in their Crossing Boundaries series, entitled “Crossing boundaries on the road to innovation: Avoiding IP pitfalls along the way.” The event, which will consist of an in-depth presentation on the life-cycle of a patent followed by a panel discussion surrounding the issues and pitfalls associated with IP, will be hosted by some of Boston’s foremost thought leaders on patent law, including members of the legal, academic and business communities.

“Understanding the patent process is integral to the success of any business,” said Dr. Donna Ward, president at DT Ward, PC, and discussion moderator. “The intellectual strategy changes as a company grows - from an idea to a start up, and on to a company with marketable products. Our goal with this panel is to equip attendees with the information they need to better navigate this process, while avoiding potential pitfalls along the way.”

The presentation portion of the event will give a step by step overview of the form, function, and future of patents, while the panel discussion will focus on the surrounding issues and pitfalls associated with IP as one moves from innovation to marketed product.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand what the panelists believe to be the biggest struggles they faced while trying to capture, cover, keep or monetize IP.

The learning objectives for this event include:

• Identify the form and function of an IP patent
• Learn the issues and pitfalls (and how to avoid them) in protecting IP along the value chain
• Learn what you can do to protect your institution’s IP

“The HBA Boston Chapter is pleased to present a unique opportunity to learn from the expertise and experiences of some of the industry’s most knowledgeable women,” said Lisa Lallos, a member of the Crossing Boundaries planning team. “In alignment with the HBA’s objectives of advancing women in the healthcare industry, this event will serve to equip professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect their intellectual property- something that is vital for innovation in the healthcare industry.”

Please find more information on “Crossing boundaries on the road to innovation: Avoiding IP pitfalls along the way.” scheduled to take place on September 22, 2011, along with general information on the HBA Boston Chapter at http://www.hbanet.org/chapter/boston

About the HBA Boston Chapter

The HBA Boston Chapter has more than 650 members and serves the greater Boston area through its leadership and involvement in shaping the professional growth of local women in the healthcare industry. The Boston Chapter started in October 2000 and has continued to offer professional development, networking opportunities, mentoring and access to the latest healthcare education and resources. For more information about the Boston Chapter, visit www.hbanet.org/chapter/Boston.

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