Which Musicians are also Inventors?

Musicians are famously creative, but some of them are also pushing the boundaries in other areas of innovation.

Which of the musicians below are also inventors, having filed international patent applications via WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?

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Yes! She is listed as an inventor on the 2009 application "Dynamic Microphone Support Apparatus".

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Yes! He is listed as an inventor on the 2013 application "Multiple Screens for Immersive Audio/Video Experience".

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No! He is not a PCT inventor, but is a big supporter of the WIPO-administered Marrakesh Treaty that helps facilitate access to books for people with visual impairments.

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Yes! He is listed as an inventor on the 1994 application "Plucked String Instruments and a Method of Tuning Such Instruments".

About the PCT

The PCT System helps individual inventors, as well as the world’s largest companies, protect and promote their innovations overseas. By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a very large number of countries.

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