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.

Jessica O. Matthews

This week’s Women History in IP Spotlight: Jessica O. Matthews Jessica O. Matthews enjoys building, testing and inventing.  While a junior in college, she co-created the Soccket, a soccer ball that can take the kinetic energy created from being tossed

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Diane Warren

This week’s Women History in IP Spotlight: Diane Warren You might not know Diane Warren by name, but I’m willing to bet you have heard her songs — she has written or co-written nearly 2,000 songs registered with the Copyright

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Danya Sherman

This week’s Women History in IP Spotlight: Danya Sherman Through her company KnoNap™, Ms. Sherman has developed a regular-looking napkin that will detect the presence of various date rape drugs in a drink.  A spot on the napkin will turn

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Stephanie Kwolek

This week’s Women History in IP Spotlight: Stephanie Kwolek Stephanie Kwolek (1923–2014) was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.  When she graduated from the women’s college (Margaret Morrison Carnegie College) of Carnegie Mellon University, she applied for a position as a

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Patricia Bath, Inventor of the Laserphaco Probe

This week’s Black History in IP Spotlight: Patricia Bath  Born in Harlem, New York, on 4 November 1942, Patricia Bath became the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1973.  In 1981, Dr. Bath began working on

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Episode 8 – Patent Pending

Episode 8 – Patent Pending The final episode of season 1 features three entrepreneurial inventors in different stages of the patent process.  Join us to learn about TheraV™, a wearable device that offers amputees drug-free pain management, KnoNap™, a tool to combat sexual

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