Innovation Weekly Roundup: 10/28/2016

Weekly Roundup is a McNair Center series compiling and summarizing the week's most important Entrepreneurship and Innovation news. Here is what you need to know about innovation this week: FTC Takes an In-Depth Look at Patent Assertion Entities Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP - Adam C. Hemlock, John E. Scribner and Lisa Marie Madalone, Lexology FTC report on Patent Assertion Entities (PAE) delineates the two major business models employed: portfolio and litigation. As the name implies, litig...
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Entrepreneurship Weekly Roundup: 10/28/2016

 Weekly Roundup is a McNair Center series compiling and summarizing the week's most important Innovation and Entrepreneurship news. Here is what you need to know about entrepreneurship this week: Big Problems for Small Practices Catherine Kirby, Research Assistant, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Kirby examines the effects of the Affordable Care Act on entrepreneurship within health care. U.S. health care regulations currently hinder entrepreneurship among healthcare prof...
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Big Problems for Small Practices

Big Problems for Small Practices: Examining the Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare Field The doctor-patient relationship is an important aspect of healthcare. Small physician practices, offices with no more than a couple doctors, have been the long-standing foundation of this relationship. Unfortunately, legislative changes disincentivize doctors from being small business owners. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITE...
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Immigrants and Entrepreneurship

Embracing Immigrant Entrepreneurs Every day Sharan Gahunia, owner of Raja Sweets in the Hillcroft area of Houston, Texas, sells mithai and other Indian pastries in the shop her father founded over 30 years ago. When Raja Sweets first opened up, there was little South Asian cuisine and culture within Houston, but through hard work and entrepreneurship, South Asian immigrants like Gahunia have helped turn the Hillcroft area into a booming cultural center officially recognized as the Mahatma Gandh...
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