News You Can Use: Summer Olympics Edition
August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016
IV in the News
Senior Vice President of Global Licensing Cory Van Arsdale sat down with IPPro Patents to discuss the role of licensing and collaboration in the global innovation ecosystem.
Nathan Myhrvold and the local community were thrilled to see a rare T. rex skull delivered to Seattle’s Burke Museum.
We hope you enjoyed the Olympics as much as we did! Did you realize that you watched the events courtesy of a number of new high-tech inventions?
As you’ve seen through our blog series Failing for Success, ideas take recurring trial and error to perfect. The Huffington Post highlights Olympians who have treated failure as an opportunity, not as the end of the road.
The New York Times profiles Olympic champion Katie Ledecky’s coach, Bruce Gemmell, an engineer and inventor who holds 11 patents.
The Washington Post visits Camp Invention, a STEM-based camp encouraging kids to dream big and chase new ideas.
16-year-old South African Kiara Nirghin won Google’s Community Impact Award for creating an absorbent polymer that can be used to fight drought.
P.S.: You can thank former NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson for inventing one of your favorite summer toys: the Super Soaker.
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