RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Two IBM inventors in the Triangle helped in a big way with personal contributions to Big Blue’s 28th consecutive year of US patent leadership.

Martin Keen was the “most prolific inventor” among North Carolina patent winners with 92, according to IBM.

And Corville Allen added 36. He was the leading Black inventor in NC, IBM pointed out.

Keen now has contributed to 255 patents and is recognized as an IBM Master Inventor. His total soared from 73 patents in 2019.

Martin Keen in a photo from his LinkedIn site.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Keen’s patents have come in “areas such as big data, cognitive systems, mobile devices, and predictive analytics.” He’s also a technical content creator Leader including development of dozens of published books and videographer and video production lead specializing in corporate video creation and online learning course development. He lives in Cary.

IBM notes that Keen also is a craft beer pioneer.

“I’m brewing 99 beers in 99 weeks and publishing each beer as a YouTube video,” Keen says via LinkedIn.

Corville Allen via LinkedIn photo

Allen has played a role in 260 patents and has served as chair of IBM’s patent champions group for the past 11 years.

“Corville has 17 years of experience in Enterprise Software Development including web based software, Application Server infrastructure, Business Application Integration and Cognitive Systems,” his LinkedIn profile reads.

“He has Healthcare Industry architecture and software development expertise in leading teams to build HIPAA compliant solutions for web and mobile platforms.”

Notes IBM:

“Martin and Corville’s new patents combine with a diverse group of more than 9,000 IBM inventors in 46 different U.S. states and 54 countries, to build on IBM’s rich history of innovation and driving progress to empower clients, people and society.”