This Boise scientist has more patents than Thomas Edison. Here’s how he did it.

“He has tremendous humility, in particular given the scale of impact that he’s had,” said Will Hughes, director of the u...

Move over, Thomas Edison.

You’re known to generations as America’s greatest inventor. You developed the phonograph, the movie camera, the electric light. You received 1,093 patents from the U.S..

But now, here in Boise, somebody has topped you. Somebody most Boiseans have never heard of.

Meet Gurtej Sandhu. He has lived in Boise for 29 years. And he has racked up 1,299 U.S. patents by the latest count. The seventh-most of anyone. In the world. In all time...

 

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