USPTO To Host Exhibition of Winning Inventions From the 2007 Modern Marvels Invent Now® Challenge

May 29, 2007
Press Release #07-17

Jennifer Rankin Byrne or
Brigid Quinn
(571) 272-8400 or


An unveiling of a national, interactive exhibition featuring the top 25 inventions of the 2007 Modern Marvels Invent Now® Challenge.

The Challenge, presented by the History Channel® and the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Foundation, and sponsored in part by the Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is a national invention contest that invites independent inventors to share their vision and ingenious designs with the world. The inventions featured in this exhibit were chosen from nearly 2,500 contest entries.

The exhibition will be open and free to the public at the USPTO through June 30.


Featured speakers will include:

Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Michael Sykes, inventor of the Enertia® Building System -
Winner of the 2007 Modern Marvel of the Year


May 31, 2007
2 p.m.


Madison Building Atrium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Media who wish to attend this event should contact Jennifer Rankin Byrne at 571-272-0422 or via email at

For more information about the Modern Marvels Invent Now® Challenge, visit