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Invented Here! Program - 2017

Highlighting New England’s Innovators


Thank you to all those who nominated New England Innovators! 


Announcing the 2017 Invented Here! Awards Reception!

Nominees, nominators, colleagues and guests are all welcome to attend the reception.


We are very excited to announce that Meghna Chakrabarti, host of WBUR’s “Radio Boston” show, will be the Emcee for this year’s program.


Monday, October 23, 2017

6:00 – 9:00pm

The Exchange Conference Center

212 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Register Here ($50 for BPLA Members / $65 for Nonmembers)


Click Here for our Sponsorship Opportunities form



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. 


Since its inception in 2010, the Invented Here! Program has recognized 49 inventions and over 170 inventors for their contributions to the greater good based on their ingenuity and inventiveness.


2017 Invented Here! Honorees


Patent #





Patient-Specific Image-Based Computational Modeling and Techniques for Human Heart Surgery Optimization

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Tang, Dalin


Titania Nanotubes Prepared by Anodization in Chloride-Containing Electrolytes

Northeastern University

Richter, Christiaanet al.


Wheelchair with Lever Drivetrain

Global Research Innovation and Technology L3C, Boston, MA

Winter V, Amos al.


Removable Deployment Device, System, and Method for Implantable Prostheses

Atrium Medical Corporation, Hudson, MA

Horton, Anthony al.


Systems and Methods for Visualizing Ablated Tissue

The George Washington University; LuxCath, LLC in Boston

Amirana, Omaret al.


RAAV-Based Compositions and Methods for Treating Alpha-1 Anti-Trypsin Deficiencies

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Flotte, Terenceet al.


Apparatus for Delivery of Reinforcing Materials to Bone

IlluminOss Medical, Inc.

Rabiner, Robert A.


Multi-Layered Micro-Channel Electrode Array with Regenerative Selectivity

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Achyuta, Anilkumar al.


Method for Retrovirus Removal

EMD Millipore Corporation

Kas, Onur al.

9,651,471; 9,651,472*

System and Method of Measuring Defects in Ferromagnetic Materials

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Davis, Almir al.


Array of Microelectrodes for Interfacing to Neurons within Fascicles

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Achyuta, Anilkumar al.

8,414,223; 9,103,084; 9,730,431

Intelligent Hydroelectric Dam with Power Storage

French Development Enterprises, LLC

French, Sr., William L.

*Featured Honoree



Criteria for Nomination

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


2017 Invented Here! Planning Committee Members

  • Mark Solomon, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, PC
  • Aaron Connor, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Dipti Ramnarain, Holland & Knight













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