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2008 Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees

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edited March 2008 in Protecting Your Ideas

Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), last week joined officials of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) to announce this year’s class of inductees at a press conference. “These individuals represent the triumph of human spirit and serve as inspirations to us all,” Mr. Dudas commented. The seven living inventors include Ruth Benerito for wrinkle-free cotton; Amar Bose for improvements in audio technology; Nick Holonyak, Jr. for the light emitting diode; Erna Hoover for computerized telephone switching; Amos Joel, Jr. for the switching concept for cellular phones; William Murphy, Jr. for a variety of medical devices including the blood bag and disposable medical trays and Kenneth Richardson for the anti-fungal drug, Fluconazole, They, along with nine posthumous inventors, will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 3 in Akron, Ohio.


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