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.

Phyllis Turner-Brim: Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Intellectual Ventures

Blame the Behavior—Not the Business Model Phyllis Turner-Brim began her career in product development at General Electric and Procter & Gamble (P&G), but after years working on the same product, realized that she had “a little bit of technology and

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Michelle Lee: Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and
Director of the USPTO

From Girl Scouts to Google and the USPTO, Shaping IP Education and Policy The first woman to ever head the USPTO, a former computer scientist and an MIT graduate with an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science, Michelle Lee

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Lewie Kloster: IP Video Contest Winner 2012

IP Owners Need to Get Personal to Inspire Respect Lewie Kloster won IPO’s 2012 Video Contest in the 16-18 year old category with his superhero-themed flick demonstrating the importance of patent protection. Starring Patent Man, Mr. Kloster’s film succinctly underscored

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Louis Foreman: Inventor, Entrepreneur and IPO Education Foundation President

The Key to Progress is Fostering Respect for IP Louis Foreman has worn his fair share of IP hats—in addition to serving on the IPO Board of Directors and as the current President of the IPO Education Foundation (IPOEF), he

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Hugh Herr, 2014 Inventor of the Year

Teaching Physiology and Technology To Work Together He might have been a rock and ice-climbing prodigy by the age of 17, but Dr. Hugh Herr’s business cards also once read “Inventor.” These days, he is an Associate Professor of Media

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