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Professor Irving Kayton

Dr. Kayton is Professor of Law Emeritus, George Mason University. 

Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.), Columbia University, 1967 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia University, 1964 Juris Doctor (J.D.), New York University, 1957 B.A., in mathematics (with distinction), Cornell University, 1951.

From 1964 to 1988, he was a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law Center in Washington, D.C., at which he originated and was the Director of the Patent and Intellectual Property Law Program and also of the Computers-in-Law Institute. Dr. Kayton left the G.W.U. faculty to become the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the George Mason School of Law. He joined the George Mason faculty in January, 1988, and instituted and directed both the Juris Doctor Specialty Track in Patent Law and the Complex Technology Litigation Institute at George Mason until 1992. 

Professor Irving Kayton founded Patent Resources Institute, Inc., (PRI), and Patent Resources Group, Inc., (PRG), which have offered publications and courses in all aspects of intellectual property since 1969 for lawyers, scientists, engineers, and executives at all levels of experience. Approximately 3,000 professionals attend those courses each year at locations throughout the United States. PRI and PRG are located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Of all the currently active patent practitioners in the United States, approximately 75% have attended one or more of Professor Kayton's courses.   He retired from PRI & PRG in early 2007.

John B. Fenn, Ph.D.

2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry -for their development of soft desorption ionisation methods for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules.

John Fenn is a Professor in Analytical chemistry at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemistry. John Fenn received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University in 1940. He then spent more than a decade working for various companies before joining Princeton University in 1952. In 1967 he moved to Yale, where he became professor emeritus in 1987. Fenn took a post as research professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994. 

James Fergason

Inventors Hall of Fame inductee 1998 for the LCD.  Fergason holds over 150 patents in the United States and over 500 foreign patents.  May 03,
Recipient of the 2006 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

 Paul B. Crilly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee. Paul Crilly was a former Congressional Fellow handling intellectual property issues.

 Dr. B.N. "Biff" Kramer, DPM

Former Congressional Fellow Intellectual Property

 Thomas G. Field, Jr.

Professor of Law, Director, Intellectual Property Amicus Clinic , Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH , He is a charter member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the U.S. PATENTS QUARTERLY (BNA)

Langdon Winner Ph.D.

Department of Science and Technology Studies, Product Design and Innovation program, chair at Rensselaer, the Thomas Phelan Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY  Langdon Winner is a political theorist who focuses upon social and political issues that surround modern technological change.

Cynthia Wagner Weick, Ph.D.

Nevin C. Hulsey Chair in Business Excellence Professor, Management

Eberhardt School of Business Pacific.Edu  Her expertise is in strategic planning for technology-based business and products, and in international as well as domestic market analysis and development.

Ron Westrum, Ph.D.

Professor-Science, Technology, and Society - School of Technology Studies, College of Technology, Ypsilanti, MI

Gerald Udell Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Marketing, Missouri State University, Executive Director, Center for Business and Economic Development

 Ian Chan Hodges

National Coordinator, American Ingenuity Alliance

Patent Practioners:

Bruce Burdick

Patent Attorney

David Kiewit

Patent Agent

Don Monin

Patent Agent

Gary Odem

Patent Agent

John Schlafly

Patent agent

Marketing Expertise:

Michael Marra

Marra Design Associates, LLC, Chanhassen, MN


Joseph Berke, MD

Neurosurgen, and Inventor, Detroit Neurology & Surgical Foundation

Mike Levine

Mike Levine invented the set-back thermostat, VCR on screen
programming, VCR Plus, the interactive TV guide which is used on
satellite systems, and continues to produce inventions. 

Student Advisors:

Aaron Perez-Daple, Harvard Law School 


Ron Riley, Senior Fellow, founder InventorEd 

George Margolin, Senior Fellow, Margolin Development


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