Welcome!

News Feed Item

National Academy of Inventors Fellows inducted by USPTO's Andrew Faile

NAI conference at the US Patent and Trademark Office featured a keynote address by Stanford's Stephen Quake

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile inducted the 2013 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at the NAI's 3rd annual conference, held for the first time at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Mar. 6-7, 2014. 

U.S. Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andrew Faile

"Invention and entrepreneurship are the backbone of America's innovation economy," said Stephen Hsu, vice president for research and graduate studies at Michigan State University and a 2013 NAI Fellow. "I'm very enthusiastic about an entity such as the NAI that recognizes and furthers this important activity."

Approximately 250 inventors and academic leaders attended the conference, which featured presentations and panels by more than 35 distinguished scientists and innovators and included a keynote address by Stephen Quake of Stanford University, winner of the Lemelson-MIT Prize, member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Institute of Medicine (IOM), and newly inducted Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.  

"It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized this way," said Taylor Eighmy, vice chancellor for research and engagement at the University of Tennessee. "The academy has many talented inventors and innovators committed to translating discovery into societal benefit. We are seeing this culture flourish here at the University of Tennessee."

Faile and Paul R. Sanberg, president of the NAI, presented the 2013 class of Fellows with trophies, certificates and rosette pins honoring their accomplishments as inventors at a ceremony held Mar. 7, 2014, in the USPTO Auditorium.  More than 80 of the 143 top scientists and innovation leaders elected as 2013 Fellows were in attendance.  The names and institutions of all NAI Fellows are on permanent display at the USPTO.

In his keynote address to the Fellows, Faile noted that "the future of innovation in America is indeed bright."

"The NAI is an organization the United States Patent and Trademark Office counts as a close friend," said Faile. "Since the inception of the NAI, our two organizations have maintained a close relationship. We can depend on the NAI as a strong supporter of intellectual property rights and of the mission of the USPTO to promote and protect innovation."

"Organizations like the NAI are extremely important to the way the USPTO does business," said Faile.  "The USPTO would like the NAI to continue to serve as a key university liaison on academic innovation."

With the induction of the 2013 class, there are now 244 NAI Fellows worldwide, representing 121 universities and non-profit research institutes.  Included in the 2013 class are 26 presidents and senior leadership of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 69 members of the National Academies (NAS, NAE, IOM), five inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, two recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Science, nine Nobel Laureates, five Lemelson-MIT prize recipients, and 23 AAAS Fellows, among other awards and distinctions.

"I am deeply honored to receive this distinction with incredibly inventive colleagues from here at Harvard University and across the country," said David Edwards, professor at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Nominations for 2014 Fellows will open Jul. 1, 2014, and can be submitted online through Nov. 1, 2014, at Academyofinventors.org/nomination-info.asp. The 2014 Fellows will be inducted by U.S. Commissioner for Patents Margaret A. Focarino at the 2015 NAI Annual Conference, which will be held at the California Institute of Technology, Mar. 19-20, 2015.  Caltech is a Charter Member Institution of the NAI.

"I was really pleased to hear that I had been elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors," said Hameed Naseem, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas and a 2013 Fellow. "This recognition is a great honor for me, as all my academic life I have emphasized awakening the 'inventor spirit' in my graduate students."

"The 2013 NAI Fellows and their creative accomplishments showcase the continued excellence of academic innovation and invention," said Sanberg. "Their work has brought great benefit to the world and we are proud to honor them as Fellows."

The printed Conference and Fellows Programs are available at Academyofinventors.org/conference/program.asp.  A full listing of the Fellows is at Academyofinventors.org/search-fellows.asp. Invited papers from the conference will be published in the NAI journal Technology and Innovation

About the National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprised of U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutions, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 institutions, and growing rapidly. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The NAI offices are located in the USF Research Park in Tampa.  The NAI edits the multidisciplinary journal, Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, published by Cognizant Communication Corporation (NY).  AcademyofInventors.org

Media Contact: Judy Lowry
National Academy of Inventors
[email protected], 813-974-3181

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140313/DC83011

SOURCE National Academy of Inventors

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
“delaPlex Software provides software outsourcing services. We have a hybrid model where we have onshore developers and project managers that we can place anywhere in the U.S. or in Europe,” explained Manish Sachdeva, CEO at delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extre...