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.

Alexis Lewis: Teen Inventor and Inspiration

One teenager’s potentially life-saving patent At age 12, when most kids already have enough to figure out with impending puberty, Alexis Lewis of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, decided to take on the challenge of finding a way to save children

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Meet Team FireArmor: Winner, IPOEF’s 2015 Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge Grant

How Four Innovative Teens Are Working to Keep Firefighters Safer Team FireArmor is one of the five winners of the 2015 Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, an honor bestowed upon a team of high school inventors and entrepreneurs. The competition

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Paul Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc., President, National Academy of Inventors

Universities, Industry and Governments Must Partner to Advance True Innovation Dr. Sanberg is also Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Development; Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair; Distinguished University Professor; University of South Florida

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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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