Arguably one of the most prolific inventors to ever live, Australian native Kia Silverbrook has established himself as the undisputed patent champion. As of February 6, 2013, Silverbrook has been granted 4,573 U.S. utility patents. On an international level, he has 9,797 patents or patent applications registered. Silverbrook continues to establish himself across the board working in disciplines including video and audio production, computer graphics, digital printing, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), genetic analysis, molecular electronics, photovoltaic solar cells, and much much more. His experience is vast and his inventions speak for themselves. While Thomas Edison may have been the original king of inventions, there is no doubt that in this generation, Silverbrook has taken the crown.
Looking at the early beginnings of his career, Silverbrook began with Fairlight Instruments in 1977. From there he founded Integrated Arts in 1985 and worked as the Managing Director. Silverbrook continued his work with IA until 1990 when an Australian research subsidiary of the Japanese electronics company Canon was formed. This subsidiary known as Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) where Silverbrook maintained a position as Executive Director until 1994.
From 1994 to present day, Silverbrook has maintained a position as Chairman and CEO of Silverbrook Research, a R&D and invention licensing company he co-founded. Silverbrook Research has continued to rank in the top 200 global companies as ranked by U.S. patents. In recent years, the majority of Kia Silverbrooks’ patents have been published through Silverbrook Research.
While Silverbrook Research has been the foundation of his work for the past two decades, Kia has dipped his toes in waters all over the map. He’s held numerous corporate leadership positions, founded several major companies, co-authored several publications, and obviously, produced a whopping number of patents. In the world, he is the most prolific inventor. In the realm of Patent Rank, his portfolio is immense and incredibly valuable. We predict without hesitation that he will continue to establish himself as the world’s top inventor with many more patents of unprecedented value left to come.