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Intellectual property has grown from a narrowly specialized legal field into a major force in American social and economic life today.

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Created by the Brightest Minds in Intellectual Property

Gary K. Michelson

Gary K. Michelson

Publisher, Contributing Author

The most prolific inventor in the history of medicine, and is the sole named inventor of more than 950 already issued patents throughout the world.

David Kappos

David Kappos

Executive Editor

Served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

David Kline

David Kline


Named one of the “World’s Top 300 Intellectual Property Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.

With Contributing Authors

Paul R. Michel, Richard Epstein, Paul M. Janicke, Randall E. Kahnke, Robert G. Krupka, Louis Foreman, and Kerry L. Bundy

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The Michelson 20MM Foundation supports and invests in leading edge entrepreneurs, technologies, models and initiatives with the potential to improve postsecondary access, affordability, and efficacy.