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Why is Intellectual Property Important?
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
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.
Served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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
The Michelson 20MM Foundation
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.