James Billmaier

James Billmaier has devoted his professional life to predicting how emerging technologies and business models will impact companies in the future. His previous works and accomplishments have gained him a reputation for being astonishingly accurate.

Billmaier is the Co-Founder and CEO of Seattle based TurboPatent Corporation, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software company whose mission is to automate the patent process, thereby increasing patent quality while dramatically reducing cost.

Prior to founding TurboPatent Corporation, James served as Chairman and CEO of three highly successful software technology companies: Click2Learn, which he led to an IPO in 1998, Digeo Inc., where he and his team won back-to-back EMMY awards for technical achievement, and Melodeo Inc., a cloud-based media platform company which was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2010.

Billmaier was previously Vice President of Sun Microsystems Networking Software Division in the Bay Area, where he led the development and marketing teams behind Sun’s first Internet offerings.

He also served as Vice President of Software Marketing and Business Development at MIPs Computer Systems.

Companies under Billmaier’s leadership have led for over 700 patent applications, and Billmaier himself is the inventor of more than 100 patent fillings. He serves as a committee member of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association.

Billmaier has spent much of his life studying ingenuity and innovation. All that he has learned about the best practices for deploying powerful IP business strategies informs this important and timely book.

Britt Griffith

Britt Griffith has always been passionate about invention, having earned her first granted patent at the age of 15.

Britt graduated from Stanford University with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Digital Media. Her graduate research included designing and running many studies in Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. She received Academic All-American honors and graduated first in her graduate program.

Britt has been TurboPatent’s Senior Director of Marketing since 2013.

Prior to joining TurboPatent, Britt was a contributing writer to the Pulitzer Prize-winning team at the San Francisco Chronicle.

She was an Executive Producer of the film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, and is the Co-Founder of She’s Coding, an organization committed to diversifying the technology workforce.