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 5 – Super Soaker®

Episode 5 – The Super Soaker® You’re probably familiar with the Super Soaker, but do you know the man behind one of the world’s most popular toys?  In this episode, we’ll explore the life of Dr. Lonnie Johnson, a nuclear

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Episode 4 – Driverless Cars/LiDAR

Episode 4 – Driverless Cars/LiDAR Meet the IPO Education Foundation’s Inventor of the Year David Hall.  He’ll share his experience through a grueling race in the desert and how it birthed the autonomous vehicle movement.  Then take a forward look

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Episode 3 -Advanced Prosthetics

Episode 3 – Advanced Prosthetics We’ll examine inventions that are transforming disabilities into extra-abilities.  We’ll hear the harrowing tale that led to one mountain climber’s career as a prolific inventor, explore the relationship between science and design, and learn how

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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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