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Kapstone Medical Launches “IP Fit,” a New Intellectual Property Initiative

“IP Fit” is an innovative proprietary method designed as a step-by-step guide to IP protection and value creation.”

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Good IP strategy is critical to making sure that our clients fully realize the value of their inventions

Waxhaw, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 27, 2014

Kapstone Medical, LLC. http://www.kapstonemedical.com, an end-to-end customized solutions provider, specializing in Medical Devices, announced today the launch of “IP Fit,” a new Intellectual Property initiative developed to benefit Kapstone Medical’s clients by helping them orchestrate their IP strategy more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Kapstone Medical collaborates with physician entrepreneurs and manufacturers of all sizes to rapidly develop and accelerate commercialization of new medical devices.

“Good IP strategy is critical to making sure that our clients fully realize the value of their inventions,” says John Kapitan, Kapstone Medical Founder and President. He adds, “This is why I have made the decision to integrate IP support internally, and asked my friend, Diane Dobrea, to join our team, as our in-house legal counsel and IP specialist. The result is the creation of “IP Fit,” an innovative proprietary method designed as a step-by-step guide to IP protection and value creation.”

Diane Dobrea has 20 years of experience providing legal counsel and business advice relating to intellectual property and technology commercialization. She started her career as an associate general counsel at the Cleveland Clinic, where she focused on identifying, protecting, and licensing medical device and biotechnology innovations. In subsequent roles as a law firm partner and as a corporate IP attorney, she focused on all aspects of IP protection, portfolio development and management, and IP transactions. Diane earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biochemistry and her JD from Case Western Reserve University. She is also admitted to practice before the USPTO.

Kapstone will be exhibiting at OMTEC - http://www.omtecexpo.com (i.e. Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition), June 11-12th in Chicago, Booth #708. Intellectual Property will be a major topic of the event, and Diane will not only share her ideas with visitors to Kapstone’s booth, but she will also participate as a panelist in an educational session, "IP Due Diligence from Product Idea to Launch.”

“I am excited to serve Kapstone’s clients,” says Diane, “I am confident that our engineering and IP expertise combined with our distinctively business-minded focus makes Kapstone the solution of choice for physicians or manufacturers looking to efficiently develop, commercialize, and maximize the competitive value of their creative ideas.”

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Kapstone Medical LLC has been helping innovators develop and safeguard their ideas since 2007. It is a privately held engineering firm headquartered in Waxhaw, North Carolina. The company integrates in-house a suite of disciplines to give physician inventors, entrepreneurs and manufacturers of all sizes, the opportunity to efficiently develop new ideas, on time and on budget. Kapstone Medical’s range of services includes all aspects of product development, IP protection, regulatory, quality assurance, and supply chain management.


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