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.

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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Gregory Carven: Inventor, KEYTRUDA®

One Drug That Might Hold the “Key” to Multiple Cancers The 2016 IPO Education Foundation’s Inventor of the Year Award will honor six life-saving cancer immunotherapies at its Annual Foundation Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on 6 December 2016. One

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Yan Wu, Genentech: Inventor, TECENTRIQ®

A Breakthrough Treatment with Broad Implications As the representative inventor on one of the six cancer immunotherapy treatments being honored for the 2016 IPO Education Foundation’s Inventor of the Year Award, Yan Wu of Genentech and her team are helping

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Gary Michelson: How One “Unreasonable” Man Used Patents to Create Change

Ask Gary Michelson why he became a doctor, and he will tell you matter-of-factly, “Because my grandmother told me I would be.” But ask what led him to become an inventor, and his answer becomes more nuanced. Innovative thinking always

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