Stroke Of Genius

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Synopsis

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!

Episodes

  • Herstory of Invention

    14/07/2021 Duration: 21min

    Women have been inventing to solve problems that they face for years. But despite the fact that women make up roughly 50% of the country's population, only 12% of recognized innovators in the United States are women. There are several reasons for this, and now people are increasingly talking about how to support underrepresented communities, and encourage them to enter the innovation ecosystem. In the episode, you’ll meet a woman entrepreneur who is new to this innovation ecosystem and is working on problem solving for the moment we find ourselves in right now.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Emerging Entrepreneurs

    30/06/2021 Duration: 22min

    Perhaps one of the biggest changes to daily life over the past year has affected the world’s youngest citizens. As schools went virtual, sports and extracurriculars were canceled, and time with friends was off-limits, kids spent the past year trying to find ways to entertain themselves. In this episode, we’ll hear from two young innovators who were spurred by the pandemic stay-at-home orders to invent something new and grow their own business.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Illuminating Overlooked Inventors

    16/06/2021 Duration: 28min

    Too many times throughout history, the genius of Black innovators has been overlooked because of discrimination. In this episode, we will meet a journalist and a biologist who are helping to dismantle stereotypes about who can have a career in STEM. They are resurrecting the stories of women and people of color who made amazing inventions and contributions to science, with the hopes that these diverse examples of resilience and creativity will inspire students today to draw a different picture of who can be a scientist and inventor.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Trademarking Vulgarity

    02/06/2021 Duration: 22min

    In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a case in which no one dared utter the word at the heart of the dispute. Before that, Simon Tam registered his band name and made a memorial impact on trademark law. In this episode, we’ll explore disputes like these that explain whether or not trademarking immoral, scandalous, or disparaging material is permitted.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Rebroadcast: Patents in Pandemic

    21/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    Given the advancement in innovation and vaccines since its original release date in June 2020, IPO Education Foundation is re-broadcasting last season's Patents in Pandemic episode focusing on COVID-19. Join experts from across industries as they discuss how intellectual property incentivizes innovation and how it is leveraged during a pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Vaccination Innovation

    19/05/2021 Duration: 25min

    In 2021, “vaccine” is one of the most frequently used words throughout the country. But there’s a lot we can learn from past American vaccines too. In this episode, we’ll get into the stories of two very important vaccines, including the first one ever invented.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Activism, Art, and IP

    05/05/2021 Duration: 33min

    There were dozens of breathtaking protest art pieces that appeared during the George Floyd protests. But visual art, especially protest art, is precarious. What happens if a building owner wants to get rid of a piece of protest art that is on his property? What happens when intellectual property collides with physical property? Listen as we explore the questions around the rights of activist artists.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Ideas of all Origins: Immigration and Innovation

    21/04/2021 Duration: 23min

    Some of America’s most beloved inventions were created by immigrants. But as a nation, our attitude towards immigrants has gone through many phases. Listen as we explore how the mass migration restrictions in the 1920s affected intellectual property, and how one immigrant’s garage startup turned success is saving lives.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Food for Our Future

    07/04/2021 Duration: 22min

    Scientists predict that we’ll reach 9 billion people on the planet by 2050. The question for thirty years from now is…how will we feed everyone? Plant biologists are working hard to invent faster plants before we get there. Meanwhile, food deserts today have only been broadened by COVID-19. Listen how driverless delivery technology is bringing food into the communities that might not otherwise be able to get it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Season 4 Trailer

    31/03/2021 Duration: 02min

    Stroke of GeniusⓇ Season 4 shares some of the most important stories in IP today, not just about the rules of patents, trademarks and copyrights, but about the role IP has played in shaping our world and how our world has shaped IP. This season, we chat with entrepreneurs and innovators who have used intellectual property protections to positively affect issues like COVID-19, food deserts and everything in between. Join us as we dig deeper into the journeys of the world’s most influential difference-makers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Fortnite Dance Moves Gone Viral

    07/10/2020 Duration: 12min

    The video game Fortnite has swept the globe with its unique offerings, especially its sensational dance moves. The game earns hundreds of millions of dollars each year from these moves, called emotes. But most emotes weren’t created in the game-they weren’t created by Fortnite at all. In fact, the game has been accused of appropriating these dances from other parts of pop culture. Is Fortnite infringing on copyrighted dance moves? Tune into our bonus episode to find out.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Can You Keep A (Trade)Secret?

    23/09/2020 Duration: 27min

    Some of the best kept tradesecrets are in food and beverage...Kentucky Fried Chicken and Bush's Baked Beans will never tell! But an even more mysterious recipe is guarded by two monks deep in the French Alps. Join us as we tell the story of the hidden treasure that is Chartreuse.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Right To Invent

    09/09/2020 Duration: 36min

    Dr. Lisa Cook had a hunch that although African Americans were “free to invent,” the threat of violence that inventors in this community faced had a direct impact on their ability to engage in the free flow of ideas. Her research on patents filed by African Americans led her to conclusive evidence...evidence that Dr. Lataisia Jones is living today. As the first African American to earn a Ph.D. within the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Florida State University, Dr. Jones experienced difficulty in completing her studies while witnessing racial injustice all around her. In light of the current environment of police brutality against Black Americans, she decided she needed to create a community to show people of color that there are role models and mentors who are just like them.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Climbing Towards A Cure For Cancer

    26/08/2020 Duration: 26min

    2018 Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Tasuku Honjo established an entirely new principle for cancer therapy. Follow his journey as he worked to unlock a new discovery, using our own immune system to fight one of humanity’s greatest health challenges.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Trademark School Spirit

    12/08/2020 Duration: 20min

    Can you trademark a color? Follow one university's story and hear from a top expert on color as we explore this debate.This episode is sponsored by Faegre Drinker. Visit FaegreDrinker.com to learn more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Bringing Books To Life Through Technology

    29/07/2020 Duration: 26min

    From personal struggles, to unexpected “aha” moments, to the creative determination of inventors Matt & Melissa Hammersley, hear about the creativity and inspiration behind their invention and how intellectual property plays an important role in their dreams becoming reality.This episode is sponsored by Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser. To learn more, visit www.ssmp.com.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Secure In Your Thoughts

    15/07/2020 Duration: 25min

    We've come a long way from floppy discs and dial-up internet. Now, we're using fingerprints and facial recognition as passcodes. Some are going a step further and exploring ways to use brain patterns as a way to unlock devices. Join us as we explore the past, present, and future of cybersecurity.This episode is sponsored by IBM. Visit ibm.com to learn more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Wizarding World of Copyright

    01/07/2020 Duration: 33min

    The magical world of copyright is full of extraordinary stories of fantastic beasts and wizards involved in muggle disputes.This episode is sponsored by Faegre Drinker, a law firm designed for clients. Visit FaegreDrinker.com.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Trashing the Plastic Problem

    17/06/2020 Duration: 20min

    Hear how one field trip to a recycling center sent students Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao on a lifelong quest to rid the world of its plastic problem.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 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 ibm.com to learn more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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