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.

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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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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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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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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Team Tactile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Under the Gun: “Hacking” Out Braille-on-Demand in 24 Hours   When six students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) decided to enter a “hackathon,” they had no idea they were going to invent a cutting-edge technology that would become a

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Marin Yamada, Student Inventor, and Elizabeth English of The Archer School for Girls

How an Innovative Education Model Encouraged a Better Way to Detect Lyme Disease Statistics show that, despite improvement in the overall number of women enrolling in STEM programs at U.S. universities, the rate of STEM degrees actually awarded to women

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