Let the World Benefit from Your Potentially Life-Changing Ideas
“Since inventions great and small all start with an idea, ideas are invaluable. If, however, those ideas are never brought to life, they remain valueless. We owe it to our and future generations to nurture and let those ideas grow into the kinds of products and services that make life better for all.” – Jack Krasuski, MD, Executive Director
Develop, Protect, Monetize, and Bring Your Ideas to Life
You’re a highly trained and skilled medical professional. You’re also a highly creative person, putting that creativity to work every day.
But … you may also feel a sense of frustration that your creative (and potentially valuable) ideas remain undeveloped and undeployed. You may feel a strong desire to release them into the world for the benefit of others and yourself. You may share your ideas with others, like medical device reps, who are happy to get your insights for free. But where does that leave you? The answer is just where you started from.
We have designed Invent Our Future to walk you through the steps of clarifying, designing, protecting, patenting, and monetizing your idea. The good news is that once you have this foundational knowledge – with plenty of examples to guide you – you are poised to take advantage of your ideas for the rest of your career and even into retirement. By being forearmed, you are less likely to let opportunities slip by whether your creative ideas come to you today or in 30 years.
We wish you all the success in the world. After all, your invention can make the future a better place to be for all of us.
|Healthcare Innovation and the Physician-Inventor||.25 hrs||Jack Krasuski, MD|
|Initial Considerations||.25 hrs||Shashank Upadhye, JD|
|Step 1: Intellectual Property Considerations|
|Preparing and Protecting Your Great Innovation I, II, III, IV||2 hrs||Chris George, JD|
|Step 2: Patenting|
|Navigating the Patent Process I, II, II, IV, V||3.5 hrs||Joe Barich, JD|
|More About Patents Relating to Pharma & Devices||1.25 hrs||Shashank Upadhye, JD|
|Evaluating the FDA Approval Process||.5 hrs||Shashank Upadhye, JD|
|Step 3: Entrepreneurship & Business Considerations|
|Monetizing Your Patented or Patent Pending Innovation||.75 hrs||Shashank Upadhye, JD|
|Building an Innovative Business Model||1 hr||Melonie Boone, PhD|
|Funding Your Startup: Your Time & Money I, II, III||3 hrs||Joe Barich, JD|
|Working with a Startup Business Incubator||.75 hrs||Christina Holloway, MA|
|Interview w/ Audience Q&A – How to Create, Protect, and Monetize Your Ideas||1.25 hrs||Jack Krasuski, MD w/ Chris George, JD|
|Putting It All Together|
|Putting It All Together||.25 hrs||Shashank Upadhye, JD|
|Special Features (non-accredited)|
|Launching New Products and Services||1 hr||Tom Kuczmarski, MBA|
|Clarifying Your Great Idea||.5 hrs||Chris George, JD|
|Practical Steps for Turning Your Great Idea Into a Great Reality||1 hr||Tom Kuczmarski, MBA|
|Interview with Physician Inventor Peter Lio||1 hr||Peter Lio, MD & Jack Krasuski, MD|
Jack Krasuski, MD
- MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
- Board Certified: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Executive Director, American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, Westmont, IL
Dr. Krasuski spent three years as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, where he did research in the neuroimaging of dementing disorders, and he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics. A noted educator and speaker, he is known for his ability to clearly explain complex and little understood topics and he currently spends most of his time lecturing to thousands of physicians yearly on psychiatric topics. Dr. Krasuski is the developer of over fifty medical education courses yearly and is an experienced business development professional skilled in entrepreneurship, public speaking, start-ups, psychiatry, and healthcare. He is also a published author regarding psychotherapies, neuropsychological testing, and taking board exams.
Shashank Upadhye, JD
- LLM, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
- JD, New England School of Law
- BSc, Biochemistry, Brock University
- Founding Partner, Upadhye Tang LLP
Shashank Upadhye has over twenty-five years’ experience in pharma and devices IP and FDA law. Former Chief Legal Officer in charge of IP, FDA, contracts, and commercialization at several global pharma companies, and former inside counsel for a global medical device company, Shashank employs his experiences in these roles to help his clients launch and protect products and grow their businesses. An Illinois SuperLawyer and recognized expert, Shashank is a frequent speaker at key industry conferences and has authored dozens of articles as well as the seminal textbook on pharmaceutical patent and FDA law now in its 13th edition.
Chris George, JD
- JD, University of Illinois College of Law
- MSECE, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Shareholder, Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman
- Seconded Intellectual Property Counsel, GE Healthcare Digital
An Intellectual Property attorney for over fifteen years, Chris George has extensive experience in all areas of IP law including patent procurement, portfolio development and management, brainstorming and IP capture to provide leverage for development and growth. Chris works with both small startup companies and large corporations, as well as universities, to identify and harness the IP value of their innovations in a wide range of technologies including imaging systems, image processing, blood collection, medical devices, and internet technologies. Chris assists in patent licensing and acquisitions, and lectures regarding patent procurement. Prior to practicing law, Chris worked in the field of computer architecture and is an inventor on a patent related to runtime software optimization.
Joe Barich, JD
- JD, Boston College of Law School
- MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- President and Founder, Barich IP Law Group
- Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law
Joe Barich has been a patent attorney for over twenty years helping his clients grow and strategize powerful intellectual property (IP) portfolios, and monetize and enforce their IP. Prior to founding Barich IP Law Group, Joe worked with a large IP specialty firm and has worked with clients ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries including medical devices, imaging and treatment systems. A recognized authority, Joe has been teaching Patent Prosecution at the University of Illinois College of Law since 2005, and founded and directs U of I’s IP Clinic which provides patent and trademark services to startup companies referred by the Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University’s College of Engineering. Joe also teaches Engineering Law and Startups: Incorporation, Funding, Contracts, and IP through the University’s College of Engineering, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Masters of Engineering Management Program, and has Guest Lectured for Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program. Joe is consistently named an Illinois SuperLawyer and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching.
Melonie Boone, PhD
- Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Master of Jurisprudence, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- MBA, Florida Metropolitan University
- Partner, RHR International
- Executive Advisor, Center for Leadership, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Dr. Boone is a global business psychologist and leadership strategist, author, educator and thought leader who has had a dynamic management career leading the development, planning, staffing, and budgeting of organizations from startups to thriving companies. She has devoted over 24 years to being a passionate leader with an eye on growth while maintaining a people-centric approach, using positive psychology to provide a foundation for growth and excellence to help others reach their full potential. Dr. Boone began speaking in 2009 and has today made over forty appearances as invited speaker on the topic of transformational leadership, personal branding, business strategy and entrepreneurship.
Christina Holloway, MA
- MA, University of Chicago
- President & CEO, Compass Enterprises LLC
- Creator, The Next Level Leader Program
Executive Coach and Strategist Christina Holloway has been recognized as the #1 Executive Coach in Chicago by Influence Digest, and named one of the top mentor coaches at 1871, Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center. For over twenty years Christina has been developing and implementing successful growth initiatives for a diverse range of leaders from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 executives. She is an award-winning marketing strategist and program management consultant who has been featured in Fast Company, Addicted2Success, and the Huffington Post amongst others. Christina is also a frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine, and an invited speaker at many prestigious institutions including the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Yale University’s Women in Management Forum.
Tom Kuczmarski, MBA
- MBA, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business
- MA, Columbia University’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs
- President & Founder, Kuczmarski Innovation
- Co-Founder, Chicago Innovation Awards
- Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
Tom Kuczmarski is a highly recognized innovation and leadership expert who has been helping companies innovate a wide variety of new products, services, programs and new businesses for four decades. He lectures nationally and internationally, and his executive education courses at the Kellogg School attract students from around the globe. Tom has authored eight books and numerous publications on the process of innovation, made frequent radio and television appearances, and is extensively cited in national periodicals including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and USA Today. Tom’s passion for innovation is well-known and especially highlighted with his co-founding of Chicago Innovation in 2002, which annually celebrates innovation with the Chicago Innovation Awards as well as educates and connects innovators with its various programs.
Peter Lio, MD
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Director, Northwestern University Eczema Care and Education Center
Peter Lio is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the director of the Northwestern University Eczema Care and Education Center. His clinical practice is at Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park, in Chicago. Dr. Lio attended Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston, and his Dermatology Residency at Harvard. He served on faculty at Beth Israel Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston for 3 years where he won the resident teaching award, then moved to Chicago to join Northwestern, where he has also won the resident teaching award. He serves as a section editor for the Archives of Disease in Childhood and has recently completed the 2nd edition of the textbook – Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology – with several colleagues. Dr. Lio was appointed to the National Eczema Association Scientific & Medical Advisory Council in 2011.
Intended Audience: All physicians and other medical providers with an interest in healthcare innovation, invention, and other aspects of intellectual property development and protection.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Peerpoint Medical Education Institute and American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies, LLC. Peerpoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Online Course, Release Date February 2, 2022, Termination Date February 1, 2025:
The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: For all your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Physician Assistants: The NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credis™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Licensed Psychologists: Most state boards will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward professional development hours. Please confirm with your state board before using this product for professional development hours.