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.

46th Inventor of the Year – Chieko Asakawa

IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 2019 INVENTOR OF THE YEAR IPO Education Foundation presents the 46th Inventor of the Year award to Chieko Asakawa from IBM for her accomplishments in accessibility technologies. Ms. Asakawa improved the lives of the visually impaired

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2019 Executive of the Year – Charles Dadswell

IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 2019 EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR IPO Education Foundation presents the first Executive of the Year award to Charles Dadswell for his committed to the creation, promotion and protection of intellectual property. Charles Dadswell is Senior

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2019 IP Champion – Director Andrei Iancu

IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 2019 IP CHAMPION IPO Education Foundation presents the 2019 IP Champion award to Director Andrei Iancu. Director Iancu has led the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a year and a half. Despite his short tenure, he

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S2 Episode 8 – Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen In the season 2 finale of Stroke of Genius, we are joined by world renowned inventor and entrepreneur, Dean Kamen. Dean is best known for his invention of the Segway Human Transporter, although he holds hundreds of patents for

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S2 Episode 7 – Anna Stork

Anna Stork, LuminAID Join us as we speak with Anna Stork, co-inventor of LuminAID, the world’s first solar-powered inflatable light developed to provide disaster relief aid after the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Hear how two college friends crowdfunded the development

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S2 Episode 6 – Manu Prakash

Dr. Manu Prakash Join IPO Education Foundation and Dr. Manu Prakash as we explore curiosity-driven science. Dr. Prakash is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University who strives to create opportunities for limited resource communities all over the globe. His

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