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In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents
In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents

Dr. Luis Diaz is an oncologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a researcher with patented findings and the co-founder of a small, fast-expanding company. "We've grown from no employees to one employee to four employees and now we have 12," said Diaz, chief medical officer of the Baltimore-based Personal Genome Diagnostics. The Baltimore region is a top performer in research but is merely middling when it comes to patenting innovations, a critical next step in the progression Diaz made to job creation. State and local leaders have been trying to spark major change for a while now. But a report released last week by a Washington think tank suggests that these...

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