Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top stories we loved diving into this month!
- “…patents can also be valuable financial assets that can be monetized to provide the cash needed to either survive a downturn like today’s, scale up the business during times of rapid growth, or even pivot to new markets when the business plan doesn’t work out as expected.” – These Hidden Assets Can Solve Your Company’s Covid Liquidity Problems, Forbes
- “Patent filings by black investors in America declined noticeably following the Tulsa massacre of 1921. That is just one fact out of some fascinating research on black wealth creation that our Planet Money podcast has been looking into.” – Black Economist’s Research Finds A Blindspot On A Theory Of Innovation, NPR
- “OpenStax reimagined textbooks and saved students $1 billion. Now is a moment to reimagine even more. How can education help students learn more, better, and faster?” – What if education was engaging for every student?, Big Think
- “By linking patent records to income tax records, researchers found that the socioeconomic class, race, and gender of a child in the United States at birth is a better predictor of their likelihood of getting a patent than aptitude or interest.” – Finding The Lost Einsteins: How To Make Academic Inventing More Inclusive, Forbes
- “The 1867 Health Innovations Project is a new initiative [Howard University] just launched in April which aims to collaborate with entrepreneurs, researchers and others to address health challenges in underserved populations in the District.” – Howard University and AARP are partnering to develop age-tech solutions, Technical.ly
The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, addresses critical gaps in intellectual property education to empower the next generation of inventors. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit 20mm.org.