Ten million patents have been granted in the United States, but only 2% of them have ever been made. Patent Perfect digs up old patents and challenges our team of modern day makers to bring them back to life.
PATENT PERFECT follows a "Mythbusters" style format in this
exhausting challenge driven by ingenuity, creativity and teamwork.
Our team of makers flip through a stack of old patents, ranging in age from 200 years ago to just last month. They must not only determine exactly what each patent does, but also how to build it. They choose 3 patents to build, and get to work.
The show follows an "A," "B," and "C" build. The "A" build is typically the most extensive and complex, and requires the most help from the entire team. The "A" build spans from the first to the last act. Secondary and tertiary builds allow for smaller builds and tests to play within each episode.
After the team completes each build exactly as they were originally imagined, the product is tested.
The makers determine what improvements they can and must make on the "A" build after the test phase. They modernize and improve upon the patent using state of the art tools and techniques.
After all improvements are made, the makers determine whether they should attempt to patent their new and improved product and take it to market, OR that patent should "stay on the page" and remain a part of patent history.
Stephen Key, holder of over 20 patents, is considered the worldwide expert on innovation and licensing. He is the author of three books, including the award-winning/best selling One Simple Idea published by McGraw-Hill and currently writes for Forbes.com, Inc.com and Entrepreneur.com on patent issues and innovation. He teaches inventors and innovators in 60 countries around the world via university accredited college courses as well as his for-profit coaching business inventRight.
Moogega Cooper received a BS in Physics from Hampton University in 2006 and a MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 2009 at 24 years old. Upon graduating, she became a Post-Doc at NASA JPL where she worked on assessing microorganisms found in spacecraft assembly cleanrooms. Moogega is a regular on television programs such as Bill Nye Saves The World, King of the Nerds, and How The Universe Works.
Colin Furze is a YouTube personality and inventor from Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Furze left school to become a plumber, a trade which he pursued until joining the Sky1 program Gadget Geeks. Furze uses his engineering expertise to build anything the imagination can dream up, and posts those builds online. He is one of the most followed makers on youtube, with almost 7 million subscribers. His recent posts have amassed over 28 million views.
Artist/inventor Brian Poor has worked as a mechanical designer, conceptual illustrator and puppeteer for the film and television industry for two decades. He has designed and built animatronic robots, monsters, and props for feature films such as Mimic, Species II, Virus, and A.I. as well as animatronic creatures for Disney Imagineering. While honing his skills as an artist and craftsman in the entertainment industry, Brian continues to develop his own vision of blending art and technology while participating within the LA art scene.