March 29, 2010 — The media are invited to attend the following event:
WHAT: The 2010 University of Virginia Patent Foundation Awards Reception
WHO: The 2010 Edlich-Henderson Inventor(s) of the Year will be announced and will give brief remarks concerning his/her/their research discoveries and their paths to the 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 2009 will also be honored, and many will be in attendance, along with past award winners, U.Va. researchers who reported the invention of new technologies in 2009 and others from throughout the U.Va. research community.
WHEN: April 5. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. and reception to follow (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).
WHERE: University of Virginia Rotunda, Dome Room (ceremony) and Lower West Oval Room (cocktails and reception). Map of Central Grounds
Media interested in covering this event may contact Morgan Estabrook, Outreach and Communications Manager, U.Va. Patent Foundation, at 434-982-4191 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make any arrangements. Parking in the Central Grounds Parking Garage will be validated.
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 1977.
About the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year Award
Named for U.Va. Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard F. Edlich 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 reception.