Pandemic disrupts IP filings, licensing

TECH IN USE: John Jarrell, left, president of Materials Science Associates, and Dr. Christopher Born, director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital, work to apply a patented anti-microbial technology in a surgical procedure to reduce infection of medical implants. ­Jarrell has increased his company’s investment in patent filings and other intellectual property activity to respond to ­COVID-19. / COURTESY MATERIALS SCIENCE ASSOCIATES LLC
TECH IN USE: John Jarrell, left, president of Materials Science Associates, and Dr. Christopher Born, director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital, work to apply a patented anti-microbial technology in a surgical procedure to reduce infection of medical implants. ­Jarrell has increased his company’s investment in patent filings and other intellectual property activity to respond to ­COVID-19. / COURTESY MATERIALS SCIENCE ASSOCIATES LLC
Innovation is at the heart of John Jarrell’s entrepreneurial success. Over the last two decades, the Brown University graduate with degrees in engineering and medical science has helped start more than half a dozen Rhode Island companies, from medical device and drug delivery consulting firm Materials Science Associates LLC, to a chemical coating product company,…

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