Canadian Inventor/Designer Robert Dickie

The Globe and Mail‘s business magazine has an interesting profile of Canadian inventor and industrial designer Robert G. Dickie. (“The Business of Brainstorms“, April 29) Dickie’s firm, Spark Innovations, is responsible for designing dozens of products ranging from electric toothbrushes to medical devices. He has 51 Canadian patents and published applications, 84 US patents and 62 published applications, and has filed dozens more around the world. He also has some unconventional ideas on what makes a successful invention and inventor.

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