martin_cooperIt’s another banner evening at Got Invention Radio tonight, when Martin Cooper – one of my favorite innovators – will be in the house.

Cooper, a legend and national treasure, invented the first commercial cell phone.

I had the pleasure of interviewing him many years ago – he tells a great story of placing the first mobile phone call  in downtown New York while holding a brick-sized cell phone to his ear. Onlookers were amazed at the  modern Alexander Graham Bell moment.

He will join host Brian Fried at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST at

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Cooper is an internationally renowned expert on technology and innovation and its impact on business and society.  He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time and has spent most of the past five decades creating some of the world’s most important business and technological concepts and offerings.

He is an activist who seeks to shape public policy in the U.S. and globally having testified before various committees, and been featured in national publications and news shows.

He is passionate about the revolution in health care and commerce that wireless technology will engender when networks are finally opened and new technology adopted. Cooper is also an accomplished entrepreneur and futurist.

Cooper is chairman and co-founder of DYNA, LLC and executive chairman and co-founder of ArrayComm, LLC, based in San Jose, Calif.

Cooper also is co-founder and director of GreatCall, Inc. the innovator of the Jitterbug cell phone and service.

Cooper has been involved in and contributed to virtually every major innovation in personal wireless communications in his over 50-year career.  He conceived the first portable cellular phone while at Motorola  in 1973 and is widely recognized as an innovator in spectrum management.

For 29 years, he led a number of major businesses at Motorola, including high-capacity paging, trunked mobile radio, cellular radio telephone, quartz crystals and oscillators, liquid crystal displays, piezo-electric components, Motorola A.M. Stereo technology, and various mobile and portable two-way radio product lines.

He is widely published and continues to write and lecture around the world about wireless communications, technological innovation, the Internet, and R&D management.

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