Each year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) welcomes a new class of the world’s foremost inventors. America is built on the creativity of these men and women whose work has changed the course of history. On May 4-5, we will gather in the nation’s Capitol to tell the stories of our greatest role models, pay homage to their lives, and inspire the future of innovation.
Throughout the course of the next year, we will inspire innovation in America through these Inductees’ stories. Over one million children, collegiate inventors, teachers, and passionate inventors will participate alongside the NIHF and our partners. We hope you will join us.
Each year, the NIHF honors new Inductees with events including the annual Induction Ceremony. This reverent affair not only hails the outstanding achievements of U.S. patent holders but also brings those men and women together with fellow innovators, corporate leaders, and leaders in Innovation.
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum
and National Portrait Gallery
United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, the USPTO fulfills a Constitutional mandate to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.
2016 Inductee Sponsors - $100,000
2016 Entrepreneur Sponsor - $50,000 - $99,999
2016 Visionary Sponsor - $25,000 - $49,999
2016 Honor Sponsors - $10,000 - $24,999
2016 Inspire Sponsors - $5,000 - $9,999
2016 Challenge Sponsors - $2,500 - $4,999
2016 Individual Sponsors
- Baldwin Wallace University
- Dr. Tomas and Donna Janson
- Kristina M. Johnson
- James Kraus
- William L. LaFuze, McKool Smith
- James E. Malackowski
- Massillon Plaque
- Micron Technology, Inc.
- North Carolina State University
- Prairie View A & M University
- Wayne Sobon
- The Sparks Family
- Thomas D. Wolf
- The AES Corporation
- Clyde E. Bailey, Sr. Memorial Fund
and Dr. Jean Bailey
- Boston Scientific
- Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Corning, Inc.
- Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
- Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett
& Dunner, LLP
- Fitch, Even, Tabin
& Flannery LLP
- Thomas Fogarty
Winery & Vineyards
- Greenblum &
- General Electric
- The Farrington Group
- Howard University -
- Intellectual Ventures
- The Amos E. Joel Young
- Ruth and Don Keck
- Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
- The Marconi Society
- National Academy
- James Pooley
- SORAA Laser
- Syngenta Corporation
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich
& Rosati, P.C.
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