President Michael R. Lovell will recognize faculty, staff and students who have earned patents, Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. RSVP with University Special Events to attend this event.
“We are so proud of our Marquette community members who have earned patents, as they are a model for the innovative culture that we are building across campus,” President Lovell said.
In addition to the current patent holders, President Lovell noted that the university has more than 20 patents that have been filed and are pending, indicating the continued level of research activity on campus. Many faculty and students who have patents pending will showcase their work in a poster presentation at the event. You can find the criteria for the Patent Recognition Awards on Marquette’s Innovation website.
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which issues patents, a patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor that is frequently used to protect innovations. President Lovell’s own research in mechanical engineering has led to several technological breakthroughs, and he currently holds seven patents and 14 provisional patents.
Marquette University is a member of the National Academy of Inventors and has two fellows – President Lovell and Dr. Joseph Schimmels, Robert C. Greeheck Endowed Chair in Design and Manufacturing and professor of mechanical engineering. During the event, the university will announce the launch of the Marquette Chapter of the NAI and will induct its first members, including President Lovell.
The NAI is an exclusive professional distinction for academic inventors, who are nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.
Marquette’s Office of Research and Innovation oversees a variety of functional areas, including sponsored programs, technology transfer, corporate engagement, research compliance and several key initiatives, such as the university-wide strategic innovation fund, social innovation and Marquette’s presence at the Global Water Center and the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship.