Innovator Spotlight

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.

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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Carolyn Bertozzi, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University

Seeing the Need for a New Kind of Chemistry Today she is a Stanford University Professor of Chemistry and a 2017 Inductee to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s National Inventors Hall of Fame, but Carolyn Bertozzi initially wanted to

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Marin Yamada, Student Inventor, and Elizabeth English of The Archer School for Girls

How an Innovative Education Model Encouraged a Better Way to Detect Lyme Disease Statistics show that, despite improvement in the overall number of women enrolling in STEM programs at U.S. universities, the rate of STEM degrees actually awarded to women

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