Science Fair

The Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance sponsors the Chicago Science Fair and presents the “Most Inventive” award.  There is a monetary award for first, second, and third place winners.  In addition, CIPA provides access to patent attorneys and students who produce a provisional patent application for the First Place Winner.

The Chicago Science Fair is typically at the end of March or early April each year and is held at the Museum of Science and Industry.


Science Fair 2016

On Friday, March 18 the Chicago Intellectual Property Alliance (CIPA) sponsored the annual Chicago Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry. Attorneys, law students, and other volunteers came together to judge the projects presented by high school students in Chicago. As always, awards were given out to three students who showed remarkaVanMyersble creativity and effort.

CIPA is happy to announce this year’s first place award went to Van Myers, a freshman at Kenwood Highschool.
Mr. Myers invented the “Autonomous Pet Toy” or APT. LisaIverson2016winner

“This is exactly the kind of young person that we would hope to be working with – he is engaged, [and] extremely interested in learning how the patent system works…” commented Steven G. Parmalee, science fair committee co-chair and partner at Fitch, Even, Tabin, & Flannery, LLP.

Mr. Myers was presented with his $500 reward by Lisa Iverson, President of CIPA. He will now have the opportunity to work with local law students to patent his “Autonomous Pet Toy”.


Past Winners