SXSW 2017 was a hotbed of innovation


For almost two weeks every year, Austin, Texas buzzes with energy around SXSW and SXSWedu. Among all of the amazing talent in film, music, education and technology, I observed many synergies between the tech advances at the conference and the ...

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Md.-based startups sweep finals at national competition

LifeSprout won the 2017 Association of University Technology Managers business plan competition. LifeSprout co-founders, from left, Russell Martin, Hai-Quan Mao, Justin Sacks and Sashank Reddy.  (LifeSprout submitted photo)

Maryland startups made waves on a national stage this week, with all four finalists at the Association of University Technology Managers business plan competition coming from the state. Three of the companies came from Johns Hopkins, with the fourth from ...

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Trademarks: Are they worth registering?


Businesses often use trademarks or service marks to market products or services that they offer, investing thousands of dollars in artwork and advertising in the process. How do these businesses prevent other businesses from copying these “marks,” and how do ...

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Md. drug-pricing measures misguided


  State legislation that is intended to impose onerous reporting requirements on drug and therapeutic manufacturers is misguided and potentially harmful to patient access and the biotechnology industry in the state. There are a handful of states, including Maryland, reviewing ...

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