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Looking for the Elephant in the Room

IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter compares her team’s work to the Indian parable of blind men investigating an elephant: Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant body … [but] their descriptions are in complete disagreement on what an elephant is. Hillery, Director of Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure in IBM Research, believes that “Despite initial […]

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How Aaron And The IBM iX Team Take The Work Out Of Play

Aaron Baughman and the IBM Interactive Experience (iX) team take good things and make them better. For example, when the Recording Academy hosted the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards. And Aaron and his teammates—with Watson’s help—made sure millions of viewers around the world were able to access highlights in near real-time. Each year, over a period […]

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This IBM Scientist Wants You To Take The Bus

Emmanuel Delamarche thinks public transportation is going to save the planet. And not only because it’s the environmentally responsible way to travel. But let’s back this story up a bit: Emmanuel, manager of precision diagnostics in IBM Research – Zurich, was disturbed by the global rise in counterfeit diagnostic tests that had started flooding the […]

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This Spider-Blocker Has Some Sound Advice About What To Do With Your Inventions

In 2002, Stefan Lehmann made a giant leap. He moved from the shores of the Baltic sea to the dry heat of Tucson, Arizona. While there’s plenty of “beach” in his new home, but no water, Stefan’s liquid assets—his innovative mind and client-centric focus—are celebrated at the IBM Systems Storage Hub in Tucson. In his […]

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Want To Become A Master Inventor? Corville Shows You Where to Start

In his 15 years at IBM, Corville Allen has kept busy. How busy? When asked how many patents he’s been awarded, he’s able to respond, “Um. I don’t know? I’d have to look at my profile to tell you.” (We looked it up: He’s filed more than 160 patents, of which 73 have been granted.) […]

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Don’t Dream About Solutions, Dream About Problems

When Ilse Breedvelt, IBM Master Inventor and Interaction Architect in Business Analytics, was a young girl in The Netherlands, she’d ride her bicycle to school and take the hour to think of unusual ideas. During her ride, she would hear the larger cars coming up behind her. But not the smaller cars. One day she […]

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Teaching Computers to See and Understand Disease

On this issue of the IBM Patent Leadership Series, we are featuring Maria Gabrani, a member of the IBM Research team based in Switzerland. The IBM Patent Leadership series marks IBM’s 25th consecutive year leading in patent grants. The series consists of innovation stories from remarkable IBMers who help make this company what it is […]

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This Inspiring Working Mother in STEM Is Building a Better Future for Your Kids

On this issue of the IBM Patent Leadership Series, we are featuring Stacy Hobson, part of the IBM Research Team. In this blog, Stacy shares how motherhood has affected her career, and has made her think differently about patents and innovation. She also shares some of her top career advice and experience as a women […]

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How This IBM Master Inventor Brings STEM Education to Native American Communities

On this issue of the IBM Patent Leadership Series, we are featuring Tara Astigarraga, an IBM Master Inventor, as she talks about how she volunteers with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society in bringing STEM education to students. The IBM Patent Leadership series marks IBM’s 25th consecutive year leading in patent grants. The series […]

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Sometimes It’s The Patents You Don’t Expect That Are The Interesting Ones

On this issue of the IBM Patent Leadership Series, we are featuring Heather Hinton, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, as she shares some stories about her experiences with ideas, interesting paths and problem-solving- that have led to granted patents. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we also asked Heather to talk about women’s progress, and what […]

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Why You Don’t Need to Have Great Ideas to Be an Inventor

On this issue of the IBM Patent Leadership Series, we are featuring Dana Price. Dana handles Application Modernization for IBM Cloud Private, as a Master Inventor for IBM Hybrid Cloud. The IBM Patent Leadership series marks IBM’s 25th consecutive year leading in patent grants. The series consists of innovation stories from remarkable IBMers who help make […]

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