Stroke Of Genius



Explore every day inventions and discover how they came to be. Each episode dives into the stories behind the inventions -- from personal struggles, to unexpected aha moments, to the creative determination of individual inventors. Hear about the creativity and inspiration behind inventions and how intellectual property plays an important role in dreams becoming reality!


  • Patents in Pandemic

    03/06/2020 Duration: 30min

    Join experts from across industries as they discuss how intellectual property incentivizes innovation and how it is leveraged during a pandemic.This episode is sponsored by IBM. Visit to learn more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Stroke of Genius Season 3 Trailer

    26/05/2020 Duration: 01min

    Stroke of Genius™ Season 3 explores the most pressing questions, fascinating stories, and often-overlooked marvels that make up the world of intellectual property. From famous copyright cases to the unheard stories behind impactful inventions, each episode transports us to a different place within the landscape of human innovation.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Dean Kamen - Renowned Inventor and Entrepreneur

    05/08/2019 Duration: 24min

    In the season 2 finale of Stroke of Genius, we are joined by world renowned inventor and entrepreneur, Dean Kamen. Dean is best known for his invention of the Segway Human Transporter, although he holds hundreds of patents for inventions that have revolutionized the medical field. Join us in a masterclass on inventing, patenting, and altruism with additional insider tips from his patent attorney, Maureen Toohey.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Anna Stork - Co-Inventor of LuminAID

    29/07/2019 Duration: 21min

    Join us as we speak with Anna Stork, co-inventor of LuminAID, the world’s first solar-powered inflatable light developed to provide disaster relief aid after the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Hear how two college friends crowdfunded the development and manufacturing of the technology and had the opportunity to pitch their invention for funding on Shark Tank. Through all this, the LuminAID light has become the new favorite product of outdoor adventurists while also providing aid to disaster-stricken communities around the world.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Manu Prakash - Inventor and Professor at Stanford University

    22/07/2019 Duration: 20min

    In this episode, join us as we explore curiosity-driven science with Dr. Manu Prakash. Dr. Prakash is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University who strives to create opportunities for limited resource communities all over the globe. His invention the Foldscope, an origami microscope, costs just $1.75 and allows people all over the world to explore their curiosity through science! Learn more about Manu PrakashThe Prakash Lab website: Foldscope Patent: Foldscope Community:  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Mandy Haberman - Director and Founder of Haberman Products

    15/07/2019 Duration: 29min

    Join us in this episode, as we explore how a personal challenge inspired Mandy Haberman to become an inventor, how she made bold moves to grab industry attention, and what happened when Mandy had to protect her intellectual property in court.Mandy Haberman website: Baby products:  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Radia Perlman - "Mother of the Internet"

    08/07/2019 Duration: 27min

    Have you ever wondered how the internet came to be? In this episode, we speak with the "Mother of the Internet", Dr. Radia Perlman, and find out about her invention spanning tree protocol, a system that allowed computers to communicate with each other, a significant contribution to the internet we know today. It took Dr. Perlman only two days to create this algorithm and she spent the next few days writing a poem that is included with her patent!This episode is sponsored by Ryan Mason and Lewis LLP.Read The Spanning Tree Patent and Poem:  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Temple Grandin - Author, Inventor, Professor, and Autism Activist

    24/06/2019 Duration: 24min

    Join IPO Education Foundation and host, Andrea Madho, to learn about Temple Grandin, the world-renowned autism advocate, inventor, professor of animal science, and bestselling author. Dr. Grandin shares childhood stories about her unique method of learning as a child on the autism spectrum as well as cautionary tales about the importance of hands-on education. We'll go out in the field to tinker with two future inventors testing out an experiment from her newest book Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Kenton Lee - Founder of Because International

    17/06/2019 Duration: 24min

    In this episode, we'll meet Kenton Lee, founder of Because International and creator of The Shoe That Grows™. We'll learn about how a trip to Nairobi, Kenya transformed an average man from Idaho into an inventor whose product has improved the lives of kids all over the world. Mr. Lee was recently recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the US Patent For Humanity Award. See the patent for the shoe that grows.This episode is sponsored by Worldwide IP SolutionsThis episode was produced by At Will Media on behalf of Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Lisa Seacat DeLuca - Master Inventor at IBM

    10/06/2019 Duration: 28min

    Join us as we get to know a Master Inventor at IBM, Lisa DeLuca. Lisa holds over 400 patents for her various inventions across the tech world. We'll hear what it's like to invent for a huge organization like IBM, get advice on patenting your own invention, and learn about some of the incredible projects Lisa has been a part of such as Digital Twin. This episode is sponsored by IBM  Learn More About Lisa Seacat Deluca Her Website: of granted USPTO Patents: Watch her TED TalkThis episode was produced by At Will Media on behalf of Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Stroke Of Genius Season 2 - Coming June 10th!

    05/06/2019 Duration: 01min

    Season 2 of Stroke of Genius launches June 10th! Join IPO Education Foundation and host, Andrea Madho, as we take a look into the lives of some of the most influential inventors of our time such as Temple Grandin, Dean Kamen, and Lisa DeLuca. We'll learn about their struggles, their triumphs, and what it takes to turn a great idea into a patented invention.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Patent Pending

    26/11/2018 Duration: 31min

    Season 1 Finale! In this episode, we’ll profile three entrepreneurial inventors in different stages of the patent process who all share a common goal - to make the world a better place. We’ll feature: Amira Idriss, CEO and Founder of TheraV, a wearable device that uses vibration therapy to offer drug-free pain management for amputees and neuropathic pain sufferers. Danya Sherman, inventor of KnoNap, a cocktail napkin that is capable of testing for specific rape-drug presence, providing a discreet, portable, gender-inclusive tool to combat sexual assault. Joe James, whose company Agri-Tech Producers, LLC is creating green jobs in South Carolina, and providing a cost-effective approach to clean up contaminated land and water, through planting, harvesting, and treating bio-crops. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Cancer Immunotherapy//CAR T Cells

    19/11/2018 Duration: 33min

    What if scientists could harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer? This episode explores CAR T Cell therapy, a groundbreaking approach to cancer treatment that re-engineers immune cells to recognize and combat cancer cells. We’ll speak with: Dr. Carl June, a pioneer in the field who developed the treatment in his lab at UPenn, Dr. Stephan Grupp, who put the research into practice at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and meet Tom Whitehead, whose daughter Emily was the very first pediatric patient to receive this treatment.   Learn more: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Immunotherapy Program The Emily Whitehead Foundation See the tocilizumab patent described in this episode Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Haptics

    12/11/2018 Duration: 28min

    In this episode we’ll examine the world of haptics: technologies which utilize our sense of touch. We’ll hear how a college professor is adding new life to touch screens, how one young engineer is changing Virtual Reality, and we’ll learn about foundational patents and how inventors can use them to their strategic advantage. Thanks to our guests Dr. David Parisi, Dr. Ed Colgate, Jake Rubin, & Dr. Bob Crockett. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Super Soaker

    05/11/2018 Duration: 30min

    You’re probably familiar with The Super Soaker, but do you know the man behind one of the world’s most popular toys? In this episode, we’ll explore the life of Dr. Lonnie Johnson, a nuclear and mechanical engineer, who worked on NASA space missions, energy projects for the Air Force...and just happened to also create some of the best selling toys of all time. Thanks to our guests: Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Chris Bensch, Sarah Stray, Elizabeth Colton, and the Super Aqua Squad. See Lonnie & Linex Read More about Lonnie Johnson Learn more about the Super Aqua Squad Learn more about FIRST Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Driverless Cars//LIDAR

    29/10/2018 Duration: 30min

    In this episode, we’ll meet David Hall, the IPO Education Foundation’s 2018 Inventor of The Year Award winner. He'll share his experience through a grueling race in the desert and how it birthed the autonomous vehicle movement. Then we'll take a forward look into the future of Hall’s manufacturing plant and learn how the land surveying industry found an unexpected use for Hall’s invention. Thanks to our guests Alan Ohnsman, David Hall, Jason Littrell, & Rob Noah   Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Advanced Prosthetics

    22/10/2018 Duration: 26min

    In this episode, we’ll examine inventions that are transforming disabilities into extra-abilities. We’ll hear the harrowing tale that led to one mountain climber's career as a prolific inventor, explore the relationship between science and design, and learn how advanced prosthetic devices could change music forever.   Thanks to our guests Elliot Weintrob, Paola Antonelli, and Dr. Gil Weinberg. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Eye Surgery

    15/10/2018 Duration: 29min

    In this episode, we begin by taking a sprint through the history of eye surgery. We’ll learn how a cultural pioneer used her work in Ophthalmology to break down large social barriers, how thanksgiving leftovers led to a breakthrough for LASIK eye surgery, and finally, we’ll check-in with a visionary inventor and eye surgeon to look at the cutting edge of modern eye surgery. Thanks to our guests Dr. Gary Wortz, Dr. Janus Adams, and Dr. Jim Wynne Special thanks to Jason Dole and WJFF Radio Catskill for production assistance Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sliced Bread//Refrigeration//Suvie

    15/10/2018 Duration: 30min

    In the season premiere of “Stroke of Genius”, we’ll explore inventions at the intersection of food and convenience. We’ll tell the story behind one of the most referenced inventions in American History: the bread slicing machine, we’ll uncover the long and winding path that has led to the modern refrigerator, and finally, we'll look ahead to an invention that may finally solve the conflict between food convenience and healthy living. Thanks to our guests Paula Johnson, Dr. Jonathan Rees, Michael Ruhlman, and Robin Liss. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Stroke of Genius - Coming Oct 15!

    08/10/2018 Duration: 58s

    Join Historian of Science and Technology Reporter, Lauren Hutchinson, in exploring inventions, the inventors behind them, and the role intellectual property plays in dreams becoming reality! Subscribe now on the Apple Podcasts app and tune in October 15th for the first two episodes. Brought to you by IPO Education Foundation and produced by At Will Media      See for privacy and opt-out information.

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