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Understanding Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs begin grappling with new patent priority

Should an entrepreneur protect an invention with a patent sooner rather than later? That’s the question that confronts innovators struggling to determine how recent patent law changes will impact their businesses. The America Invents Act, which went into effect in 2013, replaces a system that recognizes the first to invent with one that gives priority…

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By: Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support Entrepreneurs come in all sizes and shapes, from all walks of life and across all markets and industry sectors. One “title” for such a varied and diverse group seems a bit misrepresented or under appreciated. So, what is the common thread that binds this group together? Is…

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What is…an entrepreneur?

By Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support What the heck is an entrepreneur anyway?  Well according to Merriam-Webster it is a noun; “one who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise”.  Synonyms for entrepreneur range from administrator, executive, and businessperson to inventor, maker and producer.  The title or label of…

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