Gary Michelson, M.D.

Gary Michelson, M.D.

Gary Michelson, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon who has devoted his life to serving others. Originally from Philadelphia, he worked to put himself through college, and later, through medical school. Disappointed with the low success rates of spinal surgery at that time, he spent decades developing implants, surgical procedures, and instruments to carry out those procedures. He is among the most prolific inventors in the history of medicine, and the sole named inventor of more than 950 patents. He has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Inventors. He is the founder and co-chair of the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, the Michelson 20MM Foundation, and the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property.


Posts by Gary Michelson, M.D.


Now Is the Time to Reimagine University IP Education

Higher education is undergoing a seismic transformation as a result of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Administrators and faculty around the world are quickly overhauling how they provide instruction …
By Gary Michelson, M.D.
12 months ago 2

Gary Michelson’s Letter to Congress Supporting Patent Reform

What follows is a letter to Congress from Gary K. Michelson, MD, published here with permission.... First to invent versus first to file is the proverbial tempest …
By Gary Michelson, M.D.
11 years ago 23