MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 3, 2010 – Two inventors at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada were awarded the first annual Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award, an honour created to shine the spotlight on inventors whose patents opened up new growth opportunities for the company.
“Named in honour of Xerox’s retired chairman and chief executive officer, Anne Mulcahy was an amazing champion for innovation. This award recognizes scientists and engineers that generate strategic intellectual property portfolios,” said Sophie Vandebroek, chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group. “The inventors honoured this year are innovators who are excellent at dreaming up an idea and turning it into differentiated technology or service that addresses customers’ pain points and delivers high business value to Xerox.”
Scientists and engineers receiving this Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award span activities from early stage research to product development to manufacturing. All of these inventors have worked on patents for Xerox’s most recognizable products and services. Twelve inventors received the award in 2010. The Canadian awardees include:
- Nan-Xing Hu, manager, Key Component Materials Design & Synthesis Area at Xerox Research Centre of Canada. Hu reached his 100th patent in 2010, and was recognized for his contributions to core Xerographic business.
- Yiliang Wu, principle scientist, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, contributions to design and composition of nanosilver inks.
“The progress we’ve made as a company is a result of dedication and determination of our inventors,” said Hadi Mahabadi, vice president and center manager, Xerox Research Centre Canada. “These people are the heart and soul of Xerox – a company that was founded, built and sustained by leadership in technology and innovation.”
Xerox employees who have obtained at least one patent were eligible for the award. The awardees were evaluated based on those patents that have high business value to Xerox as well as the creation of a strategic patent portfolio that target future growth.
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