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About The National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors® (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 institutions, and growing rapidly.

The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors®.

Membership with the NAI 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.

Mission and Goals of the NAI

The NAI was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhancethe visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

Last Updated: 9/14/18