My vision is to ensure the UIA continues offering valuable educational materials and viable options for inventors to get fairly rewarded for their efforts. I also run the UIA Certification program as the industry standard for service providers.” Patrick began his career as a Strategic Planner for global brands in 1997. After obtaining his MBA in 2002, he became an independent inventor in 2005 and Founder of the Inventors Association of Manhattan in 2007. A UIA Board Member in 2007-08, he’s now Executive Director of the UIA, a regular contributor to Inventor’s Digest magazine, guest speaker and product judge at Yankee Expo and the National Hardware Show. www.uiausa.org.