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University of Hawaiʻi patent holders honored

More than 60 faculty members, researchers and graduate students who hold U.S. patents were honored by the University of Hawaiʻi and presenting sponsor American Savings Bank at a dinner on September 24, 2015 at the Waialae Country Club. UH launched the first Hawaiʻi chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization of more than 200 U.S. and international universities and research institutions and more than 3,000 individual members who have obtained patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

“We congratulate and thank our UH faculty and students for the difference their work has made in our communities and to the world,” said UH President David Lassner. “These accomplishments are a testament to the creativity and innovation that abounds in our UH community and we look forward to future discoveries from our scholars.”

The event was organized by the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

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Photos from the event

Source: Kelli Trifonovitch (UH News)

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