MEDIA ADVISORY: U.Va. Patent Foundation to Announce 2009 Edlich-Henderson Inventor(s) of the Year, Honor U.Va. Inventors Receiving Patents and Copyrights at Special Ceremony

April 03, 2009

April 3, 2009 — The media are invited to attend the following event:

WHAT:    The 2009 University of Virginia Patent Foundation Awards Banquet

WHO:    The 2009 Edlich-Henderson Inventor(s) of the Year will be announced and will give a presentation describing his/her/their breakthrough research discoveries and their successful paths to the global marketplace. The Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.Va. Patent Foundation.

All U.Va. inventors who received U.S. patents and copyrights in 2008 will also be honored, and many will be in attendance.

WHEN:    Monday, April 13, 2009. Cocktails served 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with dinner and program beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting until approximately 9 p.m.

WHERE:    Boar’s Head Inn, Pavilion (200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903). View map.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:   

Media interested in covering this event may contact Morgan Estabrook, Outreach and Communications Manager, U.Va. Patent Foundation, at 434.982.4191 or morgan@uvapf.org to make any arrangements. Free parking is available very near the Pavilion entrance 

About the University of Virginia Patent Foundation

The University of Virginia Patent Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that serves to bring U.Va. technologies to the global marketplace by evaluating, protecting and licensing intellectual property generated in the course of research at U.Va. The Patent Foundation reviews and evaluates nearly 200 inventions per year and has generated approximately $85 million in licensing revenue since its formation in 1978. For more: www.uvapf.org.

About the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year Award

Named for U.Va. Professor Emeritus Richard F. Edlich, M.D., Ph.D., and Christopher J. Henderson, the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year award recognizes an inventor or team of inventors each year whose technology has proven to be of notable value to society. Award winners receive a $10,000 cash prize and formal recognition at the Patent Foundation’s annual awards banquet.