Patent Palooza! is an event hosted by the OTC to celebrate the UK Innovation Community. It recognizes UK innovators and successful commercialization deals of the previous fiscal year.
Patent Palooza! 2020
We are sorry to announce that UK’s Patent Palooza! scheduled for March 24, 2020 is CANCELLED due to concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please look for updates as we are working on rescheduling this event.
We look forward to recognizing amazing UK innovators and their commercialization successes and anticipate the biggest and best Patent Palooza! later this year.
The third annual event was held March 26, 2019, at the Gatton Student Center. Recognition was given to innovators for patents, licenses & options, receiving SBIR/STTR grants, graduating UKAccel, and being recognized by the National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Lee Todd Jr. was presented the inaugural Lee T. Todd Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship.
2019 UK Innovator Honorees
Douglas D. Archbold
Rolf Joseph Craven
Kenneth F. Haynes
Mark A. Lovell
Bert C. Lynn
Eric Jon Munson
Michael F. Potter
Douglas Robert Strachan
Vitaliy M. Sviripa
John S. Thompson
David S. Watt
The second annual event was held March 27, 2018, at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Recognition was given to inventors on patents, inventors whose patents have been licensed, researchers and startup companies who have received SBIR/STTR grants, UKAccel graduates, and innovators being recognized by the National Academy of Inventors.
The first annual event, held March 28, 2017, recognized 43 inventors for the 30 patents that were issued in fiscal year 2016. Special recognition - an engraved and framed plaque with replica patent - was given to Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan, who reached a milestone of receiving his 20th patent in 2016. He had 5 patents issued last year alone! Each inventor named on an issued patent in FY16 was given a coffee mug with the front cover of their patent printed on it.
Additionally, recipients of SBIR-STTR grants in FY16 were recognized, as well as inventors on patents for which a license agreement was executed.