Ep #9: Patent Stars- Celebrities Get Patents Too
This week IP Goes Pop! goes on a star-studded journey of celebrity inventors and patent holders.
This episode is dedicated to the music and memory of Eddie Van Halen, an innovator and inventor who changed rock music and the guitar as we know it. Eddie is a named inventor on multiple guitar patents.
In this episode, host Michael Snyder strolls down Hollywood Boulevard and discusses some directors, actors, and musicians that have surprising and interesting patents.
02:42 Even stars get patents
03:28 Episode Dedication to Eddie Van Halen
06:28 Eddie Van Halen, Genius Innovator and Inventor
14:16 Prince, “Can you make that in purple?”
15:46 Michael Jackson, “Annie, are you novel and nonobvious?”
US5255452A, “Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion”
19:13 Abraham Lincoln, star of the movie “Lincoln”
20:36 Harry Houdini, “Use your illusions”
20:58 Patents – the “Contract with America “
22:57 Walt Disney, “I’ll draw that!”
23:23 Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler), “I invented WiFi in my spare time.”
24:46 Jamie Lee Curtis, “Cleanup, aisle this baby”
25:35 James Cameron, “Under the sea…”
26:48 Christie Brinkley, “Uptown girl, I’m an educating Uptown girl…”
US6812392B2, “Drumhead Tensioning Device and Method”
28:45 Gallagher (Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr.), “Watermelons... Always watermelons…”
US8091028B2, “Method and Apparatus for Annotating a Line-Based Document”