Dinner Honors Faculty, Staff, Student Inventors

Posted: May 10, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason Intellectual Properties Inc. (GMIP) recently honored more than 30 faculty, staff, and student inventors and creators for their inventions and copyrighted works. GMIP, a nonprofit corporation, was established two years ago to help George Mason by commercializing inventions and certain copyrighted works more effectively than the university could on its own.

GMU Patent Holders
George Mason’s inventors and patent holders were recognized by George Mason Intellectural Properties Inc. From left, they are Nghi Nguyen, Ryszard Michalski, Brian O’Berry, Steven Noel, Pramod Kalapa, Jim Chen, Greg McIntyre, Bob Weierbach, Clifford Clausen, Ken Hintz, Ed Wegman, and Harry Wechsler.
Photo by Evan Cantwell

The dinner was attended by many of the inventors and creators of GMIP-owned works, as well as members of the GMIP Board of Directors, university Provost Peter Stearns, and other university officials and guests. At the dinner, GMIP’s president, Christopher Hill, presented faculty and student inventors with plaques featuring the first page of their issued patents. He recognized another group with recognition awards for their contributions to new patent-pending technologies and copyrighted works that have been licensed. Finally, Hill recognized the creative efforts of those who have made possible GMIP’s arts media products—the Nathan the Wise video and three sound recordings of family-friendly musicals produced by the Theater of the First Amendment.

More information about GMIP is available at www.gmip.org.

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