36 episodes

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.

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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

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.

    Trademarking Vulgarity

    Trademarking Vulgarity

    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.
     
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    • 22 min
    Rebroadcast: Patents in Pandemic

    Rebroadcast: Patents in Pandemic

    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.
     
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    • 30 min
    Vaccination Innovation

    Vaccination Innovation

    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.
     
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    • 25 min
    Activism, Art, and IP

    Activism, Art, and IP

    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.
     
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    • 33 min
    Ideas of all Origins: Immigration and Innovation

    Ideas of all Origins: Immigration and Innovation

    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.
     
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    • 23 min
    Food for Our Future

    Food for Our Future

    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.
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

mgdj ,

Feed your mind!

I really enjoy this podcast! I thought I knew a lot about inventions but there is always something more to learn. I particularly liked the episode in the contributions of immigrants!

CamelGrace ,

Learn Something with Every Episode

I just love this podcast - I learn something with each new episode! The invention process is so unique for each individual and hearing their stories is entertaining and informative.

Laticework of coincidence ,

Inspirational

Thanks for these motivational stories. It’s great to know that people are tackling the problems we face - after each episode I feel a bit more excited about the future and energized to try and find the inventor in me so I can perhaps add to that future in my own small way!

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