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Joseph Hadzima, Esq., Sr. Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, President and Co-Founder of IPVision

Joe is co-founder of IPVision and has been recognized as one of the world’s top 300 IP strategists by Intellectual Asset (IAM) magazine. Joe is a recognized visionary in technology startups, with a keen eye for commercializing the latest technology advancements. His extensive career has included involvement in entrepreneurship, startup phase companies, business plans, venture capital, corporate governance, and intellectual property strategy. He has been involved in the founding of more than 100 companies as a founder, investor, director, legal counsel, or employee, and has advised entrepreneurs, high-growth businesses, and venture capitalists. These companies have been in a wide range of technology areas including speech recognition, nanotechnology, energy, IT, computer networking, life science, and biotech. As a founding judge for MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and a Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management at MIT, his passion for cutting edge technology continues to evolve in new directions. Joe received his S.B. and S.M. in Management from M.I.T and a juris doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School. He practiced law for 17 years, first at Ropes & Gray and then at Sullivan & Worcester as director of the High-Tech/New Ventures Group.

Recent Posts

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 2001 Winner Raymond Kurzweil

We’ll skip ahead a few years to 2001 in our short list of notable Lemelson-MIT Prize winners, as we focus on the winner from 2001: Raymond Kurzweil.

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 1997 Winner Douglas Engelbart

As we continue our series honoring 25 years of Lemelson-MIT Prize winners, we turn next to the winner in 1997: Douglas Engelbart. There is not a single computer user on Earth who hasn’t benefitted from Engelbart’s contribution to technology. Perhaps you’ve heard of it—the computer mouse.

March 2021 Patent News: The Smart, the Fast, and the Adventurous

What contributes most to a modern, advancing society? It isn’t technology, per se, but rather how that technology is used. However, to have a society that thrives, a little enjoyment should be added to the mix.

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 1996 Winners Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer

As we focus on past Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners, we turn next to the winners of 1996, who opened the door to genetic engineering. Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer laid the foundations for gene therapy and the biotechnology and received the top prize of $500,000 for their innovations.

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 1995 Winner Wiliam Bolander

 

February 2021 Patent News: Getting Better All the Time

In a world tired of quarantining for Covid-19, many communities are seeing a decline in the members’ general state of emotional well-being. One Chinese company thinks they have just the patented device to heal that, while an American automobile company thinks it could be as easy as sharing a smile. And of course, no one is happy without fully-charged iPhones, so Apple is doing their part for society as well.

Celebrating National Inventors’ Day and the Lemelson-MIT Prize

 

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January 2021 Patent News: Starting the Year Off Right

The year 2020 was a bust for a lot of people, but for many in technology advancement, it was a busy year. Patents to make the world safer moved quickly, but the thinkers kept going on from there. The result? Advancements in 5G, electronic charging, and smartphone design. See what else is coming in 2021.

December 2020 Patent News: Safety for All Creatures Great and Small

From dogs in the military to factory workers standing side by side at work, to women at risk of breast cancer, scientists are working on inventions to protect all of them. And while we’re at it, let’s talk about safety of lunar rovers. Need to hear more for this to make sense to you? Read on.

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for the Invention Obsessed