SOURCE: Intellectual Property Owners Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

September 09, 2014 07:00 ET

IPO Education Foundation Announces Winners of 2014 IP Video Contest

Teens Win Scholarships for Videos Explaining the Value of the Patent System

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 09, 2014) - IPO Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 IP Video Contest:

13-15 Year Old Division:

Natalie DiMundo, Santa Monica, CA
 Simon Lundquist, Falls Church, VA

16-18 Year Old Division:

Christian Surtz, Batavia, IL
 Noah Kloster, Minneapolis, MN

The IP Video Contest challenges young adults to make a short video explaining the importance of the patent system. This year contestants were asked to focus their answers on how a patented invention has had an effect on their lives or the life of an inventor. Two winners were selected from each of the 13-15 year old and 16-18 year old categories; one by public voting and one by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Winners will each receive a $5,000 cash prize or scholarship. Rosalynn Moe of Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA will receive a prize of $1,500 towards her classroom for having referred contest winner Natalie DiMundo.

"We were impressed with how thoughtfully this year's winners were able to draw a connection between themselves, the IP system, and the economy as a whole. We congratulate them on this achievement," said IPO Education Foundation President Louis Foreman.

Video Contest winners will be honored at the IPO Education Foundation's Awards Dinner on December 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. The IP Video Contest is one of several programs of Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), for educating the public on the importance of intellectual property rights. 

For more information about the Video Contest, this year's winners, or the Awards Dinner, please contact Robin Muthig at 202-507-4514 or Members of the media can arrange to attend the December 9 Awards Dinner by contacting Mike Ferrari at 202-507-4504 or To find out more about IPO Education Foundation programs visit or call 202/507-4500.

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Contact Information

  • Robin Muthig
    Intellectual Property Owners Association