Benson Idahosa University in NAI

July 31, 2013

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Benson Idahosa University has been inducted as an International Member Institution of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The University is the First and only African University to be inducted.

The National Academy of Inventors®

  • recognizes and encourages inventors who have a patent issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • enhances the visibility of university and non-profit research institute technology and academic innovation
  • encourages the disclosure of intellectual property
  • educates and mentors innovative students
  • encourages the translation of the inventions of its members to benefit society

 

Membership in the National Academy of Inventors® is available through local university and non-profit research institute chapters only. To join your university or non-profit research institute’s chapter, you must be a member of your institution’s academic community (includes faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates) and have a patent issued from the USPTO.

Universities and non-profit research institutes are invited to establish a local chapter of the NAI, to recognize and encourage their community of inventors.

To join the NAI, an inventor must be affiliated with a Member Institution and be a named inventor on one or more patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition to regular membership, honorary membership is recognized.