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.

Judge Sue Robinson, 2017 Distinguished IP Professional Award Winner

How One Judge Became a Patent Pro Inspired to become a lawyer by her grandfather, who spent years representing immigrant farmers and workers after retiring from the army post-World War II, Sue Lewis Robinson obtained her J.D. from the University

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Remembering Carl Blaine Horton, 1964 – 2016: IP Advocate, Family Man, Friend

Carl Horton, a dear IPO member and friend, passed away on December 31, 2016, following a two-and-a-half year battle with brain cancer. His passing represents a great loss to the IPO family on both a personal and a professional level.

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An Artist, an Invention, and the USPTO’s Patent Pro Bono Program

How the USPTO and Companies Like HPE Are Helping Independent Inventors When Zbigniew Doroszkiewicz came to Salt Lake City, Utah from Poland as a political refugee 30 years ago, he was at first afraid he had made a mistake. “Salt

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Barbara Fisher: Helping Girls Find Their Way Into STEM

Barbara Fisher, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Lockheed Martin and a member of the IPO Board of Directors, spearheaded the formation of IPO’s Women in IP Committee and has been a longtime advocate for promoting women in STEM, both

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A Conversation with IPO President Kevin Rhodes and IPO Executive Director Mark Lauroesch

Leading IPO via Engagement, Education, and Internationalization This year marks a new era for IPO, with two new leaders at the helm. Executive Director Mark Lauroesch, who came on board in October of 2015, and President Kevin Rhodes, Chief Intellectual

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Larry Welch, Eli Lilly: Helping to Harmonize

The Global Dossier and Other IP5 Projects Promise to Improve Global Patent Quality Lawrence Welch, Senior Director, Assistant General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company, has been working to create a more harmonized patent system on behalf of IPO

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