Inventor Of The Year
Since 1976, the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association has each year recognized as "Distinguished Inventor of the Year" an individual or team of individuals from the local community for their contributions to the useful arts. Nominations for this award come from the RIPLA membership, in response to a call for nominations published annually in the Fall of the preceding year. The RIPLA Distinguished Inventor of the Year award winners represent a wide cross-section of fields of endeavor - from academia and independent entrepreneurial efforts to fortune 500 corporate research and development organizations. The award winners make up a virtual "who's who" in innovation in the Rochester area.