“Inventors possess a certain boldness. You have to. It’s a willingness to deliberately reject what your mother and the teacher said and to both color outside the lines and think outside the box.”

Dr. Gary Michelson shares his approach to licensing and passion for intellectual property education in this insightful Forbes interview with Stephen Key, founder of inventRight.


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 20mm.org.