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Invented Here! - 2014


Highlighting New England’s Innovators


The purpose of the Invented Here! Program is to celebrate New England innovators, their inventions, and the stories behind their innovations.  Through the Program, the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) is transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology and providing educational opportunities that inform the public of these fascinating innovators and innovations. 

 

What is Invented Here!?

 

The BPLA collects nominated patents that have been issued in the past five years and represent innovations made anywhere in New England.  From the nominated patents, a BPLA Selection Committee first selects 12 patents and then selects the top three patents on the second round of review.  The inventors of the selected patents are honored at an annual Invented Here! event.


In 2012, a new category was added to recognize inventions claimed in pending published patent applications that have been published in the past three years. 


In 2013, the field for eligible granted patents expanded to consider issued patents tied to a product that received U.S. regulatory approval within the last three years.


Each year, the finalists are recognized as Top Honorees and celebrated in a special event hosted by BPLA.

 

The BPLA’s Invented Here! Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the honorees for the 2014 Invented Here! Program have been selected. The selected honorees will be serving as representatives of all innovators of New England’s innovation community. As in the past, this year’s honorees represent a diverse spectrum of science and technology. 

 


All 12 finalists will be recognized with a certificate, and the top 3 honorees will be presented with a custom plaque. The BPLA will also publish results in its quarterly newsletter and on its website.


 

Criteria for Nomination


 
For a patented invention category, the invention must:

  1. be claimed in a patent issued within the last five years, OR be claimed in an issued patent tied to a product that received U.S. regulatory approval within the last three years;
  2. have been developed in New England or by an inventor who resides in New England; and
  3. represent a technology that can be described or presented to the general public.

For the pending published patent application/Fan Favorite category, the invention must:

  1. be described in a published patent application that published within the last three years;
  2. have been developed in New England or by an inventor who resides in New England; and
  3. represent a technology that can be described or presented to the general public.

 

The nominations are now closed. The honorees are listed below.

 

Please contact BPLA Invented Here! Planning Committee at inventedherecommittee@bpla.org if your organization is interested in sponsoring Invented Here!.

 

The 2014 Invented Here! event is sponsored by BPLA (Gold sponsor), Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds (Silver sponsor), Nutter (Bronze sponsor), Wolf Greenfield (Bronze sponsor), and Pierce Atwood (Bronze sponsor). 

 

For results of past events, please see here.

 

 

If you would like to participate in the selection process, please email inventedhere@bpla.org.

  

 

2014 BPLA Invented Here! Selection Committee Members

Reza Sadr, Chair, Pierce Atwood LLP
Michael Carbonello, Chair, Houston & Associates, LLP

 

2014 Invented Here! Planning Committee Members

Mark Solomon, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, PC
Rory Pheiffer, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Aaron Connor

 

 

Invented Here! 2014 Honorees

 

 

 

 

Featured Honorees

 

Patent Number

Patent Date

Title

First-named Inventor

7,714,798

5/11/2010

Nanostructured Antennas and Methods of Manufacturing Same

David S. Lashmore

7,993,620

8/9/2011

Systems and Methods for Formation and Harvesting of Nanofibrous Materials

8,333,704

12/18/2012

Handheld Force-Controlled Ultrasound Probe

Brian W. Anthony

8,400,024

3/19/2013

Wireless Energy Transfer Across Variable Distances

Marin Soljacic


 







 

 

Top Twelve Honorees

 

Patent Number

Patent Date

Title

First Named Inventor

7,572,622

8/11/2009

Heart Preservation Chamber

Waleed H. Hassanein

7,714,798

5/11/2010

Nanostructured Antennas and Methods of Manufacturing Same;

David S. Lashmore

7,993,620

8/9/2011

Systems and Methods for Formation and Harvesting of Nanofibrous Materials

7,889,519

2/15/2011

Methods and Apparatus for a Resonant Converter

David J. Perreault

8,172,912

5/8/2012

Self-Regulating Gas Generator and Method

Stephen A. Marsh

8,333,704

12/18/2012

Handheld Force-Controlled Ultrasound Probe

Brian W. Anthony

8,394,015

3/12/2013

Instrument Port for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Christopher DiBiasio

8,400,024

3/19/2013

Wireless Energy Transfer Across Variable Distances

Marin Soljacic

8,431,576

4/30/2013

Heterocyclic Compounds for the Treatment of Neurological and Psychological Disorders

Julius F. Remenar

8,457,711

6/4/2013

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Coronary Venous Structures

Reza Nezafat

8,704,210

4/22/2014

Boundary-Modulated Nanoparticle Junctions and a Method for Manufacture Thereof

Pu-Xian Gao

8,740,623

6/3/2014

Method and Apparatus for Developing a Person's Behavior

Michele A. Walker

8,760,851

6/24/2014

Electrochemical Double-layer capacitor for high temperature applications

Riccardo Signorelli

 

   

 

 

 

Fan Favorites

 


Patent Application Number

Publication Date

Title

First-named Inventor


13/355,622

3/14/2013

Footwear Support Structures

Kevin B. Lawlor



13/396,321

8/16/2012

Methods, Apparatus, and System for Mass Spectrometry

Ian W. Hunter


13/574,495

2/14/2013

Method and System for Mass Production of Fish Embryos

Isaac Adatto


 

For more details on all honorees and finalists, please see here.

  


 

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