Utah Genius Awards – Salt Lake Squeaks by Utah Valley in Patent Race

Some pretty smart people were among the winners at today’s UTAH GENIUS awards. UTAH GENIUS recognizes the creative people, companies and cities behind Utah’s economy. The awards are based on objective statistics, so we know that the people recognized are high performers.

Salt Lake squeaked by Utah Valley (Provo/Orem) with 279 and 216 patents, respectively. Patent award recipient, US Synthetic, says the patent process costs a minimum of $15,000 depending on many variables.  On the low end, that’s $1.4M just for the two valley’s combined.

Sheri Dew piled on the stack of recognition she has already received with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  In her remarks, she credited her team at Deseret Book for being the creative ones: “I try to get out of the way of creative people and let them work.”

Other well deserving winners includes:

Top Patentees – David Hall topped the list of 20 top individual awards with 63 new patents during the past year. He was followed by Scott Dahlgren, T. Wade Fallin, Ronald Crockett, and Tyson Wilde.

Top Patent Companies – The University of Utah topped the list of organizations garnering patents with 123 to their credit this past year. They were followed by L-3 Communications, Auto Liv ASP, Fairchild Semiconductor, and IBM. Of note was our client, U.S. Synthetic, with 10 new patents.

As chairman of event sponsor UVEF, I congratulate the entrepreneurial spirit of this great group of geniuses.  As founder of an entrepreneur-focusd public relations firm, I think we will hear more about these winners.

Complete story: Daily Herald

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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