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12-year-old Awarded Patent for Human-Powered Generator

What started as a science fair project for then 12-year-old George Panousis of Penn Hills has led to a patent two years later.

With the help of his father and Lisa Geary of Cohen & Grigsby’s intellectual property group, the young inventor was able to file for a patent for his innovative power generator, a wearable device that easily transfers human-powered kinetic energy into electrical energy to generate power for portable devices like smartphones.

Now, George is entering his freshman year at Central Catholic High School and looking forward to continuing his learning process through his passion for science fairs and STEM curriculum.

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