Rob Painter: Driving Innovation and Global Impact in Technology and Business

Bringing Ohio IP Ecosystem Partners Together Join representatives from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), NASA Glenn Research Center, and The Ohio Aerospace Institute for a seminar on taking your idea from concept to copyright. In an era where technology, innovation, and intellectual property (IP) are pivotal to economic development and competitive advantage, we have designed an event to bridge these critical areas with the strategic goals of businesses. This event aims to educate participants on intellectual property, technology transfer, and the economic development opportunities awaiting innovative businesses.

Rob Painter is a co-founder and former COO of I2Pure Corp, a biotech startup that develops products using molecular iodine’s biocidal properties.

With two decades of experience in management, operations, and strategy, he has been instrumental in the internal workings of I2Pure and the launch of its pathogen-fighting products. Before I2Pure, he was the Director of Technology Assessment at In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, leading significant investments, including Keyhole (now Google Earth). Rob has held senior roles at Google, Razor’s Edge Ventures, Raytheon, Northrop-Grumman, and other Fortune 500 companies and has mentored over 100 companies as a Techstars mentor. His government service includes active U.S. Army deployments and significant contributions to the CIA, NGA, and DoD. Rob is a cum laude graduate of Ohio University, a 2018 recipient of OU’s Konneker Medal, has conducted advanced graduate research in GIS and AI at George Washington University, and completed graduate studies in Entrepreneurship at Penn State, highlighting his commitment to innovation and global impact through technology and business intelligence.

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