Physician inventors have improved the lives of patients, saved lives, and been handsomely rewarded for their efforts. Viewers will be taught how to supplement their clinical income by bringing one or more of their physician invention ideas to market. These hands-on intensive DVDs will show physicians how to critically evaluate their invention ideas and take the steps necessary to bring one or more of them to market. Emphasis will be placed on the practical needs of the new physician inventor and getting them up to speed on what they need to know to proceed with their inventions. At the conclusion of the DVD course each viewer will have a detailed protocol and plan to bring their idea to market.
SEAK, Inc. is the national leader in assisting physicians develop supplemental income. One of the ways physicians can utilize their clinical training and experience, problem solving abilities, and earn substantial additional income is to become a successful physician inventor.
(5 DVDs, 8.75 hours of instruction and 150 page written manual)
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The advantages of becoming a physician inventor are many, including:
After watching these DVDs you will be able to:
• List the steps required to turn your idea into an invention and bring it to market
• Develop a protocol for looking at problems you encounter at work and turning them into potential inventions
• Explain the 10 step process for determining if your idea is a good one for an invention
• Describe the new patent law and how you can use it to protect your idea/invention
• Explain how to deal with Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and how to use them to protect your idea
• Describe how and when you might need a prototype and how to obtain one
• Calculate how much money you can make licensing or selling your invention
• Describe the resources available to you and what assistance (e.g. patent lawyers, etc.) you want on your team
• Develop a 6 month action plan to successfully bring your idea/invention to market
Here’s what your colleagues have to say about this program:
"I truly enjoyed the course. I appreciate the work you took to put it together."
"Extremely helpful and made me more motivated"
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"Very helpful to hear Dr. Wilk's experiences and successes and failures"
Frequently asked questions about becoming a successful physician inventor:
Q. Do I have what it takes to become a successful physician inventor?
A. Physicians are particularly well positioned to see first-hand problems in the delivery of medical care. Nobody is in a better position to diagnose and solve these problems than a physician inventor.
Q. What are the characteristics of a successful physician inventor?
A. The ability to deal with a series of tough issues. The ability to create solutions and work to perfect them. Can you handle many tasks simultaneously? Do you have resiliency in the face of setbacks? Are you willing to work hard and not expect easy solutions? Do you possess well developed problem solving skills? Do you have the ability to learn and acquire the necessary skills for the task at hand? If you possess some of these characteristics you are well positioned to succeed as a physician inventor.
Q. Do I have to give up medicine to pursue becoming a physician inventor?
A. Absolutely not. Most physician inventors work at this part-time while still practicing medicine. Remember, you will still be utilizing your skills as a physician, your knowledge of science, and fulfilling your desire to help others. This is not abandoning medicine.
Q. Do I need an active medical license or board certification to pursue physician inventing?
A. No. The companies that will be purchasing your invention are only interested in great ideas, products, or inventions.
Q. Do I still need to be in active clinical practice to become a successful physician inventor?
A. No. In fact, the more time you have to devote to your ideas and inventions the faster you will be able to move along in the process.
Q. Is physician inventing limited to only some medical specialties?
A. Absolutely not. Every physician who comes in contact with patients will encounter problems that they can turn into solutions and inventions. Look for problems that you can solve and act on them.
Q. How much can I earn if/when my inventions are sold?
A. You will likely receive an upfront payment ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to potentially millions of dollars. In addition, you will receive royalties of 3-7% of sales.
Q. What are some of the other reasons to become a physician inventor?
A. Frustration at the lack of real-time solutions to urgent medical problems, a desire not to have a boss other than patients and spouse, a wish/need to earn money doing what you love to do, at the same time helping the field of medicine, and a desire to be free of patients to pursue hobbies, inventing for fun, profit, and the benefit of others.
Peter J. Wilk, MD is a successful serial physician inventor. He received his BA from Yale University and his MD from New York Medical College. He is a board certified surgeon and a former assistant professor of surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has founded and owned four patent development corporations and has over 150 medical patents and over 50 other patents. Some of his medical inventions which have been licensed include: self locking suture, endoscopic/laparoscopic stapler, endoscopic/laparoscopic suture, laparoscopic specimen retrieval device, laser plume suction devices, robotic laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic abdominal wall lifting devices, endoscopic/laparoscopic cauterization snares with attached retrieval device, flexible laparoscopic instruments, laparoscopic retractors, dissolvable needles with dip, endovascular bypass graft with holes, and intrapericardial assist device, as well as many others. Dr. Wilk enjoys teaching physicians and others about inventing and patents.
Steven G. Saunders, Esq. is a partner at Sunstein and Vice Chair of the Patent Practice Group. With a particular focus on developing high value intellectual property portfolios, Steven’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance, portfolio development and evaluation, intellectual property litigation, interpartes review, reexamination, and licensing. He also conducts extensive intellectual property due diligence analyses prior to mergers, acquisitions, or venture capital or angel investments. Steven also is an angel investor and active participant in the angel investor community. He hears dozens of presentations from early stage entrepreneurs each year and regularly conducts extensive due diligence on potential target companies, analyzing both their core businesses and their intellectual property issues. Steven has delivered numerous lectures on intellectual property and its impact on business at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Steven also has served as an advisory board member for a number of innovative start-up companies, refining their business and management strategy, and helping them raise money from angel investors and venture capitalists.
Steven Babitsky, Esq. is the President and founder of SEAK, Inc., a continuing education, training, consulting, and publishing firm. He is the co-author of the book Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians (www.nonclinicalcareers.com) and has trained thousands of physicians over the past 30 years. Steve has served as a consultant for many years in the fields of marketing, business development, witness preparation, risk management, and negotiation. He is an expert on medical-legal consulting and has coauthored numerous books in this field and has worked one on one with numerous physicians to help them expand their consulting practices. He was a personal injury trial attorney for twenty years and is the former managing partner of the firm Kistin, Babitsky, Latimer & Beitman. Steve is the co-creator of How to Become a Successful Physician Inventor: How to Bring Your Ideas to Market.