Title

Intellectual property in medical imaging and informatics: the independent inventor's perspective.

Authors

Bruce I Reiner

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2008

Abstract

While innovation and new product development is traditionally thought of as the exclusive domain of industry and academia, a large number of innovations in medicine and information technology have come from independent inventors, which account for almost 30% of new patents issued in the U.S. today. A large number of economic, political, and legal challenges exist within the current marketplace that serves as relative impediments to independent invention. This article explores the existing challenges facing the independent inventor and offers a number of recommendations and resources to facilitate independent inventors in their quest for innovation and entrepreneurship. The concept of "outsourcing innovation" is discussed as an alternative to the existing model of industry sponsored research and development (R&D), with the goal of combining the unique attributes and strengths of independent inventors and industry sponsors.

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

8

ISSN

1618-727X

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology

PubMedID

18175182

Department(s)

Research, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Document Type

Article

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