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Patents for Humanity – New USPTO Humanitarian Initiative

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On Wednesday I watched as David Kappos announced the USPTO’s new humanitarian initiative – Patents for Humanity. “Innovation is 99% about failure, which is expensive,” Kappos said. He’s completely right. It is difficult to disseminate knowledge due to the high … Continue reading

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Terminology Tuesday – Technology Transfer

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As we get closer to the big event in January, we realize that some of our partners and friends may not be familiar with some of the terminology used in discussing Invent for Humanity and Intellectual Property issues. Introducing Terminology Tuesday – … Continue reading

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Terminology Tuesday – Campaigns

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As we get closer to the big event in January, we realize that some of our partners and friends may not be familiar with some of the terminology used in discussing Invent for Humanity and Intellectual Property issues. Introducing Terminology Tuesday – … Continue reading

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Today is both World Development Information Day AND United Nations Day

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From UN.org “The General Assembly in 1972 instituted World Development Information Day to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.The Assembly decided that the date for the … Continue reading

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6-month heads up! The Global Health & Innovation Conference is April 21 & 22 2012

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We’re telling you six months in advance, so mark your calendars (get a lower registration rate if you register by October 31st)! Held April 21 & 22 at Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, the Global Health & Innovation Conference is … Continue reading

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Today is the International day for the Eradication of Poverty

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According to World Bank, 1.37 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, and 2.56 billion live on less than $2 a day. Moreover, 5.05 billion people (more than 80 percent of the world’s population) live on less than … Continue reading

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Invent for Humanity Founder Participates in WEF Summit on the Global Agenda 2011

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Jim Malackowski, Founder of Invent for Humanity, traveled to Abu Dhabi to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit on the Global Agenda 2011 scheduled for October 10-11. The Summit on the Global Agenda is an annual global brainstorming … Continue reading

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Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair Program Topics

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Invent for Humanity is proud to announce our tentative topics for our inaugural Technology Transfer Exchange Fair event, scheduled for January 24th-25th, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Every aspect of our program content will educate participating organizations and give them the … Continue reading

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Featured Interview with Uber Shelter Designer, Rafael Smith

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Uber Shelter aims to create emergency relief houses for victims of natural disaster and war. Their shelter is portable, recyclable, easy to assemble, and ready to set up on almost any terrain. As of April 2011, the shelters have been … Continue reading

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Featured Interview with Katherine Lucey – Founder & CEO of Solar Sister

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Solar Sister has brought hope and empowerment to women all across Sub-Saharan Africa. Their solution to the basic need of electricity has allowed women to invest in their families’ future and also have a stake in their community. Invent for … Continue reading

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