NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
Volume 47, Issue 4
The 2016
Invented Here!
Event
Nominator(s)
Assignee(s)
Title
Inventor(s)
8,518,594
Power Cell and Power Chip Architecture
Stephen Marsh
Encite, LLC
Mark B. Solomon
gRadiant Research, LLC
Kathleen McMillan
*; Anurag Gupta; James Patrick McGuire, Jr.
Photothermal Treatment of Soft Tissues
8,685,010
8,796,197
Portable Cleaning Article and the Forming Method Thereof
Yun-Chun Lo
None
Huntern Shu
Patent
8,931,922
Ceramic Wavelength-Conversion Plates and Light Sources Including the Same
Osram Sylvania Inc.
Shaun Montana
8,971,801
Self-Energized Wireless Sensor and Method Using Magnetic Field Communications
University of Connecticut
Joshua S. Matloff
9,074,923
System and Methods for Belt Conveyor Weighing based on Virtual Weigh Span
Hyer Industries, Inc.
Heidi R. Pickreign
9,242,192
Electrospray Interface to a Microfluidic Substrate
David P. Prentice;
Russell l. Keene
; Stanislaw Koziol;
Joseph D. Michienzi
; Paul E. Linderson
Waters Technologies Corporation
Christopher Stow
9,307,619
Powerline Communication Control of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting Fixtures
Gregory Campbell
Lumenopulse Lighting Inc.
Joseph M. Maraia
9,376,474
Chromatography Matrices Including Novel Staphylococcus Aureus Protein A Based Ligands
EMD Millipore Corporation
Karen Tiano
9,377,528
Roaming Mobile Sensor Platform Collecting Geo-Refined Sensor Data and Creating Thematic Maps
Northeastern University
Brice Tennant
9,381,642
Wearable Robot Assisting Manual Tasks
Haruhiko Harry Asada
; Baldin Adolfo Llorens-Bonilla
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Benjamin J. Sparrow
9,410,945
Brown Adipocyte Progenitors in Human Skeletal Muscle
Energesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Fang Xie
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2016 Ⓒ Boston Patent Law Association
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the BPLA’s
Invented Here!
program
celebrated Massachusetts Inventors Day by holding its sixth annual
Invented Here!
event at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. The event gathered New England leaders in intellectual property, science, and technology to honor New England’s innovators, their innovations, and the stories behind their innovations. The
Invented Here!
program commences each year with New England companies, universities, research institutions, and law firms submitting nominations for inventions patented in the past five years. The
Invented Here!
Selection Committee then undertakes the challenging process of narrowing the nominations down to the featured honorees. This year, the Selection Committee narrowed nineteen honorees down to five featured honorees. The honorees represent many of the diverse fields of science and technology that comprise New England’s innovation community. The inventions of the honorees provide both unique contributions to the honorees’ fields of endeavor and value to society at large. Congratulations to the honorees whose patents, along with lists of inventors, assignees, and nominators, are listed below. The five featured honoree patents are highlighted, with the * denoting the honoree inventor accepting recognition during the evening of the program.
The evening’s celebration began with a cocktail reception, where the honorees and representatives of the honorees, in the presence of poster board displays of the honored patents, discussed the inventions with the attendees. The cocktail reception was followed by a recognition ceremony. During the ceremony, BPLA President
Erik Belt
,
McCarter & English, LLP
, welcomed the honorees, representatives of the honorees, and other attendees to the event, and Planning Committee co-chair Mark Solomon presented remarks on the Invented Here! program. Selection Committee chair
Dipti Ramnarain
,
Holland & Knight LLP
, then explained the selection process, which narrowed the nominees to that evening’s top five honorees. Dipti explained that this year’s judging encountered particular difficulty in selecting from all the highly qualified nominees, which resulted in five featured honorees, rather than the three featured honorees in prior years. The 2016 Selection Committee consisted of members of New England colleges, universities, and law firms including:
Dipti proceeded to announce the honorees of the evening. In announcing the honorees, Dipti provided a description of the patented invention of each honoree, as the honoree or representative was presented an award certificate of recognition, and acknowledged those honorees selected as the featured honorees of the evening. Following the ceremony, the featured honorees were asked to participate in a question-and-answer panel moderated by BPLA President Erik Belt and Deirdre Sanders, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds. During the panel, the moderators posed questions to the honorees to learn the stories behind their inventions. The posed questions answered by the featured honorees involved how they became inventors, their motivation behind their inventions, challenges that they overcame to achieve their inventions, and the “ah-ha” moment of their inventions. The honorees were then posed questions by the audience, including their reflections on the patent examination process, funding of their inventions, and their interests apart from their fields of endeavor.
Mark Solomon, Invented Here! Committee Co-Chair, presents one of the top honoree awards to Kathleen McMillan.
All of this year’s Invented Here! honorees (or their representatives) stand at the front to receive their well-deserved recognition.
Erik Belt, BPLA President and Deirdre Sanders, BPLA Treasurer, do their best Regis & Kelly routine as they engage top honorees in a discussion about their inventions: Kathleen McMillan, Clive Tucker, Nathan Zink, Olivier D. Boss, and Ye Ding, while Mark Solomon, Invented Here! Committee Co-Chair listens from the podium.
Dipti Ramnarain, Invented Here! Selection Committee Chair, explains to the audience the judging process conducted by members of the BPLA to determine the evening’s top five honorees. Mark Solomon, Invented Here! Committee Co-Chair, and top honorees Kathleen McMillan, Clive Tucker, Nathan Zink, Olivier D. Boss, and Ye Ding look on.
The audience looks during the Invented Here! Program.
Mark Solomon, Invented Here! Committee Co-Chair, explains the history of the Invented Here! program to the audience.
Index
Community Calendar
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Table of Contents
President's Message by Erik Belt
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BPLA Submitted
Amicus
Brief in Design Case of the Century
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Message from the Editor-in-Chief
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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Examining the DTSA’s Language, Use, and Future
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BPLA's ANNUAL MEETNG AND LUNCHEON
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RESTORING THE PATENT SYSTEM: Countering Supreme Court Attacks on What Can Be Patented
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IPR Motions to Amend: Rays of Hope for Patent Owners Despite Gloomy Statistics
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Nominations for the BPLA Officers and Board of Governors for 2016-2017
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In re Aqua Products
: Claim Amendments During
Inter Partes
Review
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Proposed Membership By-Law Change
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The 2016
Invented Here!
Event
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2015 BPLA Annual Meeting Minutes
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Ex Parte
Reexamination as a Valuable Option for Challenging Patent Claims
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PTAB Bar Asssociation
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McRO v. Bandai
: Latest Federal Circuit § 101 Decision Breathes New Life into Software Patents
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Members on the Move
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