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.

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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An Artist, an Invention, and the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program

How the USPTO and Companies Like HPE Are Helping Independent Inventors When Zbigniew Doroszkiewicz came to Salt Lake City, Utah from Poland as a political refugee 30 years ago, he was at first afraid he had made a mistake. “Salt

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Robert Coffin: Inventor, IMLYGIC®

Harnessing Viruses to Help the Body Beat Cancer Dr. Robert Coffin, inventor of Amgen’s IMLYGIC, will be one of the honorees for Inventor of the Year at the IPO Education Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on 6 December.

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Peter Kufer: Inventor, BLINCYTO®

How BLINCYTO Is Taking a BiTE ® Out of Cancer Amgen’s BLINCYTO is a prescription medicine used to treat a certain type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)—a cancer of the blood in which a particular kind of white blood cell

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Alan Korman, Bristol-Myers Squibb: Inventor, OPDIVO® and YERVOY®

A Cancer Fighting Combination Two of the six drugs on the list of IPOEF’s 2016 Inventor of the Year Award winners are Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS’s) OPDIVO and YERVOY, which are approved both individually and in combination by the U.S. Food

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