Dan Hussain, Inventor, Entrepreneur & Patent Agent

DaniarDan Hussain has joined Founders Space as one of our mentors. He is an inventor, entrepreneur and patent agent who comes from a diverse, multicultural background which has inspired his creativity to attack world-wide problems like climate change and global healthcare. Dan’s educational background spans multiple institutions, including studies at MIT (electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science), Harvard (law and philosophy), and the University of Cambridge U.K. (theoretical geophysics).

Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Biomedical Engineering from MIT in 2004. He earned his M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and has continued towards his Ph.D. there.

Dan patented his own intellectual property related to energy and the Industrial Internet of Things. His IoT patents are licensed by major international companies. More recently, he’s been working on a book on patents for startups.

Dan is Founder & President of both American Patent Agency, a startup-focused patent firm, and American Pioneer Ventures, an angel-investment firm. He has been a critical member of over five successful startups, and is passionate about advising startups in all areas of intellectual property protection, fundraising, and product development.

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