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News Posted on December 17, 2012

Professor Lee Selected as Judge for U.S. Patent Office's 'Patents for Humanity' Program

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has selected Professor Peter Lee to serve as a judge for the USPTO's inaugural Patents for Humanity program. The program is an awards competition that will recognize patent owners who apply their patented inventions to address humanitarian needs, such as by bringing life-saving technologies to underserved populations in developing countries. Judges will evaluate submissions in the categories of Medical Technology, Food and Nutrition, Clean Technology, and Information Technology. The winners of the competition will be announced early next year.

Professor Lee's scholarly work addresses the intersection of science and society, particularly exploring the patent system's impact on scientific and technological progress.

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