National Academy of Inventors

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National Academy of Inventors
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Founded2010
Websitehttp://www.academyofinventors.org

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is a US non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia, following the model of the National Academies of the United States.[1] It was founded at the University of South Florida in 2010.

Starting in 2012, the NAI has inducted 757 Fellows into the organization.[2] Fellows must be named as an inventor on at least one US patent and are selected by the NAI Fellows Committee.[3] Past members of the selection committee have included audio engineer and record producer Sir George Martin.[4]

The NAI also includes colleges and universities as institutional members, beginning with 12 such institutions in 2012: the University of South Florida, Georgetown University, Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, Auburn University, Boston University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and the Stevens Institute of Technology.[5] While most of these institutional members are in the United States, there are institutional members in seven other countries.[6]

Since 2013, the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association have released an annual report listing the top 100 universities by the number of US patents;[7][8] the University of California has topped the list each year.[9][10][11][12]

The NAI has held a yearly national conference since 2011. Keynote speakers have included former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.[13]

In 2017, US Representative Dennis A. Ross introduced the bill HR 976, which would provide the NAI a federal charter like those held by other US National Academies.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molella, Arthur (March 3, 2017). "History of the National Academy of Inventors". Technology & Innovation. 18 (4): 234–243. doi:10.21300/18.4.2017.235.
  2. ^ "National Academy of Inventors". www.academyofinventors.org. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  3. ^ "National Academy of Inventors". www.academyofinventors.org. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  4. ^ "Paul R. Sanberg: Remembering the 'Fifth Beatle' and his connection to USF and hearing loss research". TBO. March 15, 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  5. ^ "About the National Academy of Inventors". www.academyofinventors.org. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  6. ^ Siegel, Judy (September 15, 2014). "BGU first Israeli university to join US National Academy of Inventors". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  7. ^ Curtis, Tim (June 8, 2017). "Hopkins, Maryland among top universities granted patents". Daily Record. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  8. ^ Venteicher, Wes. "University of Pittsburgh rides medical research to set U.S. patent record". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  9. ^ Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016 Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  10. ^ Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2015 Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  11. ^ Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2014 Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  12. ^ http://www.academyofinventors.org/pdf/NAI-IPO-Top-100-Universities-2013.pdf Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2013] Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  13. ^ "Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Among Champion Inventors to Speak at NAI Conference". Cision PR Newswire. Associated Press. March 16, 2015. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  14. ^ "H.R.976 - To grant a Federal charter to the National Academy of Inventors". United States Congress. Retrieved 2019-03-01.

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