Kia Silverbrook (born 1958) is an Australian inventor, scientist, and serial entrepreneur. He is the world's most prolific inventor with 4,438 granted U.S. utility patents as of 11 May 2012. Internationally, he has 9,716patents or patent applications registered at the international patent document database (INPADOC).[a] His inventions are used in a variety of products such as computers, smartphones, LCD screens, digital cameras, robots, digital pens and industrial and office printers.
Silverbrook has made numerous inventions in the fields of digital music synthesis, digital video, digital printing, digital paper, internet commerce, computer graphics, liquid crystal displays, robotics, 3D fabrication, organic chemistry, DNA analysis, lab-on-a-chip, software, image processing, microelectromechanical systems, mechanical engineering, cryptography, sensors, nanotechnology, microfluidics, polymers, fault tolerance, parallel processing, semiconductor fabrication, and integrated circuit (chip) architecture.