About the X PRIZE Foundation:
Founded in 1995, the X PRIZE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. The organization brings about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity by inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. It motivates brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital. The X PRIZE Foundation conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Education; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, the $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Medco, and the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org.
FIRST® LEGO® League wishes to thank Maureen Toohey, Esq. for providing legal guidance regarding patent law for this website. Maureen was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) for the three year term from 2008-2011. She is the founding member of the Toohey Law Group LLC. where she counsels clients regarding the strategic protection and transfer of intellectual property rights, supervises the prosecution of intellectual property portfolios, and litigates intellectual property disputes. The legal information provided here is for informational purposes only. Teams should seek their own legal counsel regarding protection of individual ideas submitted to this competition as stated in the FAQs
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