News & Events

October 12, 2009

The Office of Patent Counsel and Technology Transfer host informational sessions to inform Laboratory inventors, project staff and other interested Laboratory professionals about issues relating to APL tech transfer. Innovation ΧΔ Lunchbox is a fun, bi-annual, lunchtime event for recognizing and celebrating APL's creative process and innovation. During the event an outside speaker shares his or her perspective on innovation.

Many of us are nostalgic for yesteryear's lunch boxes that showed off our favorite cartoon characters and movie stars. Today's modern "lunchbox" shows off the creative spirit - think of the Japanese Bento box, retro lunch boxes, virtual lunchbox communities sharing everything from music to new ideas...

So what's in your lunchbox? What creative ideas would you like to exchange with your colleagues?

Event Highlights

The Innovation ΧΔ Lunchbox event, held on October 12, 2009, was a celebration of patented innovation at APL; patent plaques were awarded for patents issued between Sept. 1, 2008 and Aug. 31, 2009. OTT's co-sponsors for this event included the Office of Patent Council, AMDD and connexus.

Over 200 staff members were in attendance at this event which began with lunch boxes from Panera Bread followed by presentations from ITSD's CIO, Mike Misumi and GED's Special Assistant, John Schuster. Norma Lee Todd, Acting Technology Transfer Director spoke about innovation at APL and Al Fasulo, Patent Attorney, Office of Patent Counsel, spoke about the patents issued this year. Finally, guest speaker Rick Hutley, Vice President Global Innovation at Cisco discussed how Cisco pursues innovation.

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Rick Hutley
Vice President Global Innovation


Plaque Recipients


Prize Winner

The door prize winner received a gift card to the Apple store:

Roger Hammons

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