Innovator Insights

A forum for inventors and other IP stakeholders to discuss their work, the role IP plays for them and to help educate the public on the link between strong IP protection and robust innovation.

Lonnie Johnson, Johnson Research and Development

From Best-Selling Toys to Game-Changing Tech Inventor of the Super Soaker® If you were a child in the 1990s, chances are that Lonnie Johnson filled your summers with fun. His most popular invention, the Super Soaker®, was the number one

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Mircea Tudor: Founder, Tudor Scan Tech

Securing the Friendly Skies A plane carrying hundreds of passengers crashes into the Mediterranean Sea, most likely due to an undetected bomb placed on board. An unsecured scrap of metal falls from an aircraft’s body and later causes a Concorde

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Igor Ustinov: Artist, Philanthropist, and Inventor

Building Toward a Better World For Igor Ustinov, son of the renowned actor and filmmaker Sir Peter Ustinov, inventing evolved naturally. An artist famous in his own right for his bronze sculptures, the drive to create and find new solutions

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James G. Fujimoto, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Optical Coherence Tomography: A Next Generation Medical Imaging Technology “Academia is very fertile ground for invention, but in order to have an impact on society, industry involvement is critical,” says Professor James Fujimoto, a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory

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Fatih Ozluturk, Soryn IP Group

From 2G to Selfies: The Man Inside Your Smartphone If you’re holding a cell phone, chances are one of Fatih Ozluturk’s patented inventions is in it. Now the Managing Principal at Soryn IP Group, Mr. Ozluturk previously worked at InterDigital,

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Team Tactile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Under the Gun: “Hacking” Out Braille-on-Demand in 24 Hours   When six students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) decided to enter a “hackathon,” they had no idea they were going to invent a cutting-edge technology that would become a

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