April 26, 2024

Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day

By Patricia Koning

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is Friday, April 26.

World IP Day shines a light on the important role innovation plays in achieving the United Nations’ (UN)

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to create a better future for everyone by protecting the planet. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL)’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) is taking the opportunity to recognize the numerous Lab inventors — and their inspiring innovations — that are making the world a better place.

The encompassing term “IP” includes LLNL’s comprehensive patent estate, currently with more than 2,000 granted patents and filed patent applications and its collection of proprietary and open-source software, with more than 1,000 projects to date. Each illustrates how the Lab is working toward its mission with creativity and leveraging innovations discovered along the way to advance areas of private industry through tech transfer. Numerous examples of LLNL IP show how the Lab is striving toward goals that align with many of the UN’s SDGs, particularly those that target climate change mitigation, sustainable energy and human health. Read More...