Patents 101: Protecting Yourself and Your Invention

When it comes to intellectual property, obtaining a patent may seem daunting. However, patents can be an important competitive advantage for your business. Dr. Stephanie A. Miller, director of Technology Transfer and Research Park Initiatives at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, explains the importance of securing patents and how to start the process.
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Faculty set the tone by dressing in full Embry-Riddle University regalia as storied honor society Phi Kappa Phi opened their newest chapter at the Prescott campus. The assembly of scholars and students, friends and family, university staff and faculty all gathered for a momentous occasion in Embry-Riddle history: the establishment of the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society at Embry-Riddle, and the selection of initiates into their fold. By the ceremony's conclusion, 45 students and seven staff and faculty initiates were honored with admittance to education's most prestigious society.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. P. Barry Butler, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Iowa, as the sixth president of the world’s leading institution of higher education focusing on aviation, aerospace and research.
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Update: The search for Embry-Riddle's next President has concluded. For more information, read "Dr. P. Barry Butler Named New President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University." After the unanimous endorsement of candidates presented to the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) as well as student and faculty representatives of the Embry-Riddle Presidential Search Committee, the process has quickly moved to the selection stage as candidates for the university’s next president position are on the Daytona Beach campus this week for final interviews.
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In 2011, Embry-Riddle Executive MBA graduate, Lisa Anderson Spencer was offered an opportunity of a lifetime - to create a new office with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). This office, operating on behalf of all UN Organizations, would have a dedicated focus on providing an evidence-based, global approach to assessing the relative risk and suitability of air operators for use on official UN Travel, as well as a policy role. With a passion for aviation and the drive to never stop exploring, Lisa and her team are making a quantifiable difference in today’s world of aviation transportation.
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David Bieda had worked for the Boeing Company since 1998, including the last three years as a systems analyst. His experience had given him a wealth of knowledge but Bieda knew that to go even further, he’d need a cutting-edge education to advance in a cutting-edge field. 
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