It all started with a vision from our founder, medical inventor Dr. Gary K. Michelson, to create a “course in a box” to teach budding, everyday inventors and creators about the fundamentals of intellectual property.

We recently hit the milestone of 20,000 worldwide learners on our first-of-its-kind Udemy course, Intellectual Property: Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Creators. Our latest LinkedIn article outlines how we got there.


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