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National Academy of Inventors



Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions on March 6, 2013.

Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions on March 6, 2013.



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  • 26 States and Washington, D.C.3 International Affiliates
  • Auburn University Temple UniversityBoise State University Thayer School of Engineering at DartmouthBoston University Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular StudiesCalifornia Institute of Technology The University of AkronClark Atlanta University The University of AlabamaCleveland State University The University of Alabama at BirminghamDraper Laboratory University of ArkansasEast Carolina University University of Central FloridaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University University of CincinnatiEmory University University of Colorado Denver/ AMCFlorida A&M University University of DelawareFlorida Atlantic University University of EvansvilleFlorida Gulf Coast University University of FloridaFlorida Institute of Technology University of HoustonFlorida International University University of Massachusetts AmherstFlorida State University University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolGeorgetown University University of Missouri – St. LouisH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute University of Nebraska – LincolnInstitute for Human & Machine Cognition The University of North DakotaThe Jackson Laboratory University of South FloridaJackson State University The University of Southern MississippiNew Mexico State University University of Texas at ArlingtonOhio University The University of UtahOklahoma State University University of West FloridaOak Ridge Associated Universities Wake Forest UniversityPolytechnic Institute of New York University Wichita State UniversitySmithsonian Lemelson Center for Invention & Innovation Int’l Affiliate: China Medical University, TaiwanSRI International Int’l Affiliate: Benson Idahosa University, NigeriaStevens Institute of Technology Int’l Affiliate: Kaatsu International University, Japan
  • Advancement of Science Focus Managers of Intellectual Property Focus Collegiate Education Focus University Startups and Tech Transfer Focus Independent Inventor Focus
  • • The NAI has had the privilege of working closely with the USPTO on several initiatives including: – Innovation Expo Academic Liaison and Selection Committee – 2014 Annual Meeting at PTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA – Medal of Technology and Innovation Evaluation Committee – Event Sponsorship & Participation – Veterans Intern Program (President Obama’s Call to Hire Veterans)
  • “The NAI is a breakthrough for our country. Itcouldnt be more timely to have an organizationlike this to be championing innovation. “David Kappos, Former Director of theUnited States Patent and Trademark Office“The USPTO and the NAI work closelytogether to promote innovation and supportinventors, and I am delighted to be inductingthis charter class of outstanding academicinnovators.”Margaret A. Focarino, U.S. Commissioner forPatents, USPTO
  • All Honorary Members of the NAI• Anne H. Chasser, Chair and Former U.S. Commissioner for Trademarks, USPTO• Nasser Arshadi, Vice Provost for Research, University of Missouri-St. Louis• Norman R. Augustine, National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient• Edward Derrick, Chief Program Director, AAAS• Elizabeth L. Dougherty, Director, Inventor Education, Outreach & Recognition, USPTO• Margaret A. Focarino, U.S. Commissioner for Patents, USPTO• Thomas J. Fogarty, Inventor of the Fogarty Balloon Catheter• Sir Harold Walter Kroto, Fellow of the Royal Society; Nobel Prize Recipient• Sir George Henry Martin CBE, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Academy & Grammy Award Winner• Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, Technology Development, Boston University• Felix A. Okojie, VP for Research and Federal Relations, Jackson State University• Mark T. Reyland, Executive Director, United Inventors Association of America• Todd Sherer, Former President, Association of University Technology Managers• Lonnie G. Thompson, National Medal of Science; Distinguished Professor
  • Top Scientists and Innovators honored by National Academy of Inventors (thousands of hits)
  • Academic Analytics has recognized the NAI Fellows program as ahigh level national award and wanted the NAI to know“that matching the fellows and their respective institutions isnow underway and that they’ll see the results in future releasesof Academic Analytics products.” - Nancy Daneau, CRA Chief Research Officer Academic Analytics
  • In the past year•25% increase in manuscript submissions•Now with online submission•3 USPTO-authored articles published•Proceedings from the Inaugural Annual Meetingpublished•Increased indexing: CABI, Elsevier (Scopus), NationalLibrary of Medicine, Cabell, IndexCopernicus & GoogleScholar•Currently exploring Open Access with publisher
  • Changing the culture –from research and publishing asmeasures for promotion andtenure … To also recognizing academic entrepreneurs who translate their research into patents, licenses and commercial products
  • Commercialization as a Tenure Criterion:A Powerful Incentive for Faculty Inventors Technology Transfer Tactics Live Webinar – March 19, 2013 – 1:00-2:30pm ET (Link on the NAI website) Dr. Stephen W. S. McKeever, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer at Oklahoma State University NAI Charter Fellow
  • • Charter Member program drawing to a close• Member Institutions include: – Universities – Non-profit Research Institutes – Governmental Agencies and Laboratories – U.S. and International• Conference location in 2015
  • Hosted by Georgetown University and Smithsonian Lemelson Center