Innovation Conversations: Paul Reed Smith

IP Hot Topics Podcast – Innovation Conversations: Paul Reed Smith

Paul Reed Smith on Digital Harmonic Innovation

Our Founder, Paul Reed Smith, was recently a featured guest on Innovation Conversations, a special series of Sterne Kessler’s IP Hot Topics podcast. Paul talks with the series host, Trey Powers a director at Sterne Kessler’s litigation and biotech practice groups. Additionally, Don Featherstone, a director in Sterne Kessler’s electronics practice group is the guest host.

Paul Reed Smith in front of a black background holding out a guitar
Paul Reed Smith, Digital Harmonic Founder

Paul describes how his love for music and ability to incorporate physics and practical engineering led him to be an innovator.

Listen to Paul tell stories about the intersection between science and the humanities in guitar making. Paul shares comical memories of guitarist Carlos Santana. Then Paul and the hosts discuss the process for turning a completely new idea into a seminal patent.

Paul explains the backstory and innovation behind Digital Harmonic. He details how he was able to problem-solve with his mathematician father in the early days. Paul explains how they defined ideas they “didn’t even have words for”. After that PRS describes what his image patent does in detail and how his patents work to “dig” information out of any video or photograph.

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