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.

Episode 2 – Eye Surgery

Episode 2 – Eye Surgery  Take a trip through the history of eye surgery with Dr. Gary Wortz, Dr. Janus Adams, and Dr. Jim Wynne. We’ll learn about a cultural pioneer, an unexpected breakthrough for LASIK, and dive into cutting edge

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Episode 1 – Sliced Bread

Episode 1 – Sliced Bread  Join our guests Paula Johnson, Dr. Jonathan Rees, Michael Ruhlman, and Robin Liss as we explore inventions at the intersection of food and convenience from sliced bread to refrigeration and a new invention that might

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Season 1 Is Here!

Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media. Join us as we explore every day inventions and discover how they came to be. Each journey dives into the stories behind the inventions — from personal struggles, to

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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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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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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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