This article lays the foundation for a special issue of the journal of the National Academy of Inventors, Technology and Innovation. The topic of the issue is innovation and intellec- tual property in the curriculum and its epistemology, pedagogy, and adaptation challenges/ opportunities across the academy.

According to the National Academy of Inven- tors (NAI) website, “The NAI was founded in 2010 to…. educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit soci- ety” (1).

Implicit in this mission is the responsibility of teaching students about invention, intellectual prop- erty, and commercialization thereof.

This special issue of Technology and Innovation (T&I) provides insight into how a host of scholars practicing, researching, and teaching in the fields of innovation and invention have created specific courses and curricula to realize, in part, the aforementioned mission of the NAI.