As an inventor holding over 100 U.S. patents – including the Super Soaker water gun, Nerf dart guns, clean energy technologies and many more – I know firsthand the vital role that patents play in incentivizing and protecting innovation.
High school students applaud on this January assembly of Mobile’s Alabama School of Math and Science. It is somewhat odd. Typically, technology innovators do not receive such accolades. But others did not invent the Super Soaker water gun. Lonnie G. Johnson did.
Lonnie Johnson is an American inventor and engineer, best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun. He is the CEO and Founder at Johnson Reseach & Development and CEO of Johnson Battery Technology.