National Inventors Hall of Fame
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Challenging future generations.

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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 11-13, we will gather in the nation’s Capital 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.

Why Sponsor

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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• Build strategic connections with industry leaders and innovators
• Align your business with an extraordinary national event

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Held at:

The Smithsonian American Art Museum
and National Portrait Gallery

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Presenting Sponsor

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.

2015 Visionary Sponsor - $20,000 - $39,999
2015 Honor Sponsor - $10,000 - $19,999
2015 Inspire Sponsor - $5,000 - $9,999
2015 Individual Sponsor - $1,000 - $2,499
Raj S. Davé
Donald Halbert, Ph.D.
James Kraus
Richard Maulsby
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