In 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designated April 26 as World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Each year, we celebrate World IP Day with the aim to increase general understanding of IP and about the role that IP rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

This year,  the IPO Education Foundation invited Dr. Michelson for a webinar (part of their Behind the Idea event series) featuring three other innovators in their field and their different approaches to bringing ideas to market: an inventor who licenses their invention, a company who seeks to license ideas, and an inventor who builds a business around their idea.

Dr. Michelson provided invaluable insights to a spirited and educational session. ICYMI – the recording is available below:



The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, an initiative of the Michelson 20MM Foundation, addresses critical gaps in intellectual property education to empower the next generation of inventors. Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson. To learn more, visit