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    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

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    • Create successful technology ventures; and
    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

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    Clark School Honors Hybrid Engine Inventor

    Clark School Honors Hybrid Engine Inventor

    Alex Severinsky
    Alex Severinsky

    The Clark School inducted Alex Severinsky, inventor of the hybrid power system used in the Toyota Prius and other hybrid vehicles, into the Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame, on October 30.

    After the induction ceremony, Severinsky took part in a discussion on intellectual property rights as part of the 2008 Charles and Helen White Symposium on Engineering Innovation titled "Intellectual Property: How Well Does the System Protect the Individual Innovator?"

    Other participants in the White Symposium included:

    • Bruce A. Lehman, founder, International Intellectual Property Institute
    • David Morfesi, attorney-advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • Gregory R. Lyons, attorney at law, Wiley Rein LLP

    An archived webcast of the Innovation Hall of Fame ceremony is available online.

    The archived webcast of the White Symposium is also available on that event's web site.

    For more information on Severinsky, please see this related news item and press release.

    Photos from the White Symposium are available online, as are photos of the Innovation Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    October 31, 2008

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