Innovation and Start-Ups: A View from a Full-Time Inventor

A113 9.10.2018

Abstract: I am a full time inventor with about 300 patents. I used to work full time for IBM as a Master Inventor and researcher in software testing. I now invent for myself, for those who buy ideas and for startups in Israel. In this talk I will explain what can you do with ideas, and show how being an inventor, not an entrepreneur, can be a job. Lately I have started to give people courses in inventions and while they have not turned it to full time job, many already made money from selling ideas.


About the speaker: PhD from Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Herbert Simon (Nobel Prize and Turing award winner) and Mike Trick. As a researcher active mainly in the area of software testing and analysis. Started a few conferences, few fields, more than 60 publications. IBM Master Inventor for many years. Now independent inventor. More than 300 patents filed, more than 110 granted in the USA. Around 60 ideas sold in the last five years. Owns about 10 patents. Inventing for companies, more than 100 patents filed lately. Consulting companies on patent strategies. Teaching on monetizing ideas.

The talk takes place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:30 in room A113.

All are cordially invited.


Ur Shmuel, IBM Haifa Labs, IBM Research

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