1st IP Champion Award

Joe Kiani Founder, Chairman, & CEO Masimo

IPO Education Foundation presented the first IP Champion award to Joe Kiani who has shown extraordinary leadership in advocating for the value of intellectual property to the progress of innovation.

As founder, Chairman, and CEO of Masimo, Mr. Kiani runs one of the most admired medical technology companies in the world.  He and his company are focused on solving the unsolvable problems plaguing patient monitoring.  Under his leadership, Masimo has grown from a “garage start up” into a successful publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MASI) employing more than 4,000 people worldwide and over 600 patents.  He is motivated to solve the unsolvable problems plaguing patient monitoring.  For over 25 years his company has been focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing the cost of care.