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Recent Projects

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  • Participated in National Dialogue on Healthcare Innovation work groups on Therapeutic Innovation and on Role of Technology and Data Analytics for Opioid Crisis Solutions Summit

 

  • Authored a thought leadership report on innovation, IP, and industrial competitiveness, shared with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Congress, the White House, and industry stakeholders 

  • Op-ed published about trade complaint by U.S. pharma against S. Korea for cheating on the KORUS deal and going after U.S. firms' IP

  • Advisory committee to Congressional Inventions Caucus staged a successful program in the U.S. Senate on women inventors, "Mothers of Invention"

  • Organized policy briefing on the Bayh-Dole Act and IP's role in tech transfer

  • Panelist at Health Tech Net discussing "The Future of the Affordable Care Act"

  • Panelist at Startup University, by SCBIO and USC, discussing intellectual property in medical innovation sectors

  • Organized and moderated conference at Clemson University, "Progress of Science and the Useful Arts," for Inventors' Project

 

  • Represented a client on a Federal Advisory Committee during a Negotiated Rulemaking on training standards

 

  • Organized a successful lunch briefing on Evidence-Based Medicine

 

 

NEWS FROM ELITE

ELITE Joins Device Tax Repeal Effort

September 24, 2019

When the medical device tax was in place, #medtech innovators were forced to reduce investments in R&D and eliminate jobs -- both bad for patient care.  This is why ELITE joined a broad coalition urging #repealdevicetax once and for all!

New IP Portfolio Review Offering

March 11, 2019

ELITE's James Edwards has teamed up with Gene Quinn, world-class IP attorney and IPWatchdog founder and publisher, to review patent portfolios to improve commercialization. The duo provides "fresh eyes" to help clients make their IP assets more productive. The Quinn-Edwards initiative involves both large and small projects, including focused consultation or narrow research.

ELITE CEO Speaks to Montana Bar IP Section

October 3, 2018

The Montana Bar Association's IP Section heard from ELITE's James Edwards and immediate past president of the Licensing Executives Society Brian O'Shaughnessy.  Edwards and O'Shaughnessy discussed the state of the U.S. patent system and legislative proposals in Congress that would bolster areas of patents that courts, recent laws and administrative changes have weakened.  They cited the U.S. Chamber's 2018 GIPC down-ranking of the U.S. patent system to 12 place globally.

Section chair Toni Tease moderated the session.  The speakers discussed such matters as the STRONGER Patents Act and recent administrative reforms that PTO Director Andrei Iancu has initiated to improve examiners' application of 101 patentable subject matter and PTAB's claim construction.

Shoutout in LES Quarterly Newsletter

June 2018

ELITE CEO James Edwards got not just a mention, but a photo with Licensing Executives Society CEO Kim Chotkowski, in her column.  Ms. Chotkowski recounted her LES travels in the quarterly newsletter.  She had spoken at an event Edwards organized, featuring MIT engineer-inventor-entrepreneur-Congressman Thomas Massie.  

Edwards Featured in Podcast

February 22, 2018

The podcast Invention Stories posted an interview with ELITE's James Edwards about his work with innovators. The popular interview-format podcast explores how Edwards came to invention and patents/IP matters, as well as his advice to inventors looking to patent and commercialize their inventions.

IP Valuation Program Planned for March 14

February 9, 2018

The Congressional Inventions Caucus Advisory Committee, of which ELITE's James Edwards is a member, has announced a special inventors' expo and panel program for Wednesday, March 14, titled "How to Evaluate Disruptive Inventions."  The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 902 Hart Senate Office Building.  It's open to the public, bur RSVP is required.

May 10, 2017

A panel at the Licensing Executives Society Spring Meeting included ELITE's James Edwards, discussing the policy outlook for patent licensing.  An expert on IP policy, Edwards shared insights on proposed patent legislation and developments in the courts and at the USPTO.

ELITE's Edwards Joins Expert Team of Healthcare Solutions Connection

August 1, 2016

The health care consulting group Healthcare Solutions Connection has added ELITE founder and CEO James Edwards to HSC's network of experts.  HSC, based in Washington, brings the best of the best experts in all facets of health care around solving the challenges of health care operations for client providers, payors, and early-stage health care innovators.

Edwards applies his expertise in health and innovation policy, as well as digital health and entrepreneurship, to HSC's projects.  "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Carrie Nixon, Carson Porter, and the HSC team," Edwards said.  They've assembled an impressive team, put together a cutting-edge consulting model, and emulated the Navy SEALs to meet health care clients' needs."

Analysis: Fraud & Abuse Laws Hindering New Care Models

July 30, 2016

Fraud and abuse laws like those barring antikickback and doctor self-referral pose barriers to new care delivery and payment models envisioned in health reforms.  ELITE's James Edwards discusses this situation in a recent analysis piece.

Clemson Inventors Conference Highlights National and Local Experts

February 22, 2016

Invention and commercialization pros from near Clemson University, QVC, Edison Nation, and beyond gathered to discuss the practical steps involved in going from idea to commercial product and the critical role of intellectual property for making this happen.  ELITE's James Edwards, who organized the event, served as moderator.

Analysis: Amarin Off-Label Ruling

August 10, 2015

Following the federal court ruling in the off-label promotion case involving Amarin, ELITE's Edwards authored a white paper analyzing the issue.  He finds this legal development a step toward rebalance between sharing new medical information and appropriate regulatory requirements.

Edwards Gives 2015 Health Policy Outlook

January 23, 2015

ELITE Strategic Services CEO James Edwards discussed the prospects of several key health policies for 2015 at the January meeting of Health Tech Net in Washington, D.C.  He discussed topics such as the 21st Century Cures initiative, patent legislation, and FDA's regulation of mobile health. This was part of HTN's monthly program on a panel Edwards helped organize.  

October 16, 2014

James Edwards, CEO of ELITE, discussed federal funding options for biomedical business R&D. Speaking at SC BIO's annual conference, Edwards talked about NIH opportunities and strategies for seeking funds through such vehicles as SBIRs, STTRs, and grants.

ELITE Teams With DeLegge Medical

April 9, 2014

DeLegge Medical and ELITE Strategic Services formed a strategic alliance to help life sciences companies reduce their regulatory risk.

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