Congratulations to the finalists of Invented Here!: A Celebration of New Englandís Inventors

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds would like to congratulate its clients, Metabolix, Inc., Exergen Corporation, Genzyme Corporation, and Mark Bear (co-inventor on a patent co-owned by Brown University and Emory University), on being named among the finalists at the inaugural Invented Here! which was developed by the Museum of Science in collaboration with the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) to honor New England's newest and most innovative technologies.

The debut of Invented Here! was a great success with more than 70 nominee submissions by corporations, law firms, research labs, colleges, and universities from around New England. The Museum hosted an event to celebrate and recognize the selected inventions of the 12 finalists, including the three honorees, recognized by Dr. Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science and Founding Director of the Nationals Center for Technological Literacy on February 15th.

More than 200 guests celebrated with the finalists, including key innovators, investors, and business leaders, all from New England companies and universities. Also in attendance was Robin Young, the host of WBUR-FM’s magazine Here and Now, who served as the emcee for the evening and announced the finalists as well as the three honorees:

  • Oliver Peoples who developed high-performance bioplastic for Metabolix
  • Yet-Ming Chiang who developed improved litihium-ion batteries for A123 Systems
  • John McBean and Kailas Narendran who developed Myomo, a powered orthotic device for stroke victims

The work of the three honorees will be showcased in presentations on the Museum’s Gordon Current Science & Technology stage starting this spring and continuing into 2012 and will also be included as part of the “What is Technology?” exhibit in the future.

For more information on Invented Here! and exhibits, go the museum website.

About the Museum of Science, Boston: The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.7 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse®, the Museum also leads a multi-museum, $20 million National Science Foundation-funded nanotechnology education initiative. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers, Visit http://www.mos.org.

About Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds: Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England’s largest firms devoted entirely to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, intellectual property litigation, trademarks, licensing, due diligence, opinions, IP counseling, and copyrights. The firm’s legal staff combines legal, scientific, and technical expertise to serve clients in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, clean energy, computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, telecommunications, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering.

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Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds would like to congratulate its clients, Metabolix, Inc., Exergen Corporation, Genzyme Corporation, and Mark Bear (co-inventor on a patent co-owned by Brown University and Emory University), on being named among the finalists at the inaugural Invented Here! which was developed by the Museum of Science in collaboration with the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) to honor New England's newest and most innovative technologies.

The debut of Invented Here! was a great success with more than 70 nominee submissions by corporations, law firms, research labs, colleges, and universities from around New England. The Museum hosted an event to celebrate and recognize the selected inventions of the 12 finalists, including the three honorees, recognized by Dr. Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science and Founding Director of the Nationals Center for Technological Literacy on February 15th.

More than 200 guests celebrated with the finalists, including key innovators, investors, and business leaders, all from New England companies and universities. Also in attendance was Robin Young, the host of WBUR-FM’s magazine Here and Now, who served as the emcee for the evening and announced the finalists as well as the three honorees:

  • Oliver Peoples who developed high-performance bioplastic for Metabolix
  • Yet-Ming Chiang who developed improved litihium-ion batteries for A123 Systems
  • John McBean and Kailas Narendran who developed Myomo, a powered orthotic device for stroke victims

The work of the three honorees will be showcased in presentations on the Museum’s Gordon Current Science & Technology stage starting this spring and continuing into 2012 and will also be included as part of the “What is Technology?” exhibit in the future.

For more information on Invented Here! and exhibits, go the museum website.

About the Museum of Science, Boston: The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.7 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse®, the Museum also leads a multi-museum, $20 million National Science Foundation-funded nanotechnology education initiative. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers, Visit http://www.mos.org.

About Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds: Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England’s largest firms devoted entirely to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, intellectual property litigation, trademarks, licensing, due diligence, opinions, IP counseling, and copyrights. The firm’s legal staff combines legal, scientific, and technical expertise to serve clients in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, clean energy, computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, telecommunications, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering.

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