Macinley Butson – Insights on Inventions, Patents, and Patent Applications

Macinley Butson, a young and talented inventor from Australia, became globally known for many of her life-saving inventions. Being extremely curious and eager to solve problems around her, she created her first invention at the age of 6.

And in coming years, at the age of 17, Macinley became the first Australian to place 1st at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Translational Medicine in 2017. In past few years, Macinley has created several life-saving products.

One of the most famous inventions of her is on a ‘Smart armor’ which shields non-treated breast from exposure to unnecessary radiation when undergoing radiotherapy treatment. She has also invented a collects solar power and filters water for drinking.

Another remarkable and invention that could save millions of lives in areas where safe drinking water is not easily available. The invention SODIS Sticker can accurately test if the water is safe for drinking or not. This invention leads to Macinley winning the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize, becoming the first Australian to win such an award.

“One thing that was different about me was my wish to aid humanity. I knew I could achieve this using my creativity and inventiveness. I just needed to have the focus and drive to work through my ideas to make them a reality. I now have 2 products which are ready for use in the medical field and the environmental engineering field.” – Macinley Butson in her interview with Women’s Agenda

Awards and Honors

  • Marie Claire + Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards 2019 – The Future Shaper award winner
  • 2019 Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner
  • 2019 Instyle and Audi Women of Style Awards Judges Choice Winner
  • 2019 Instyle and Audi Women of Style Next-Gen Innovator (Science) Award winner
  • Ozwater ’19 Keynote Speaker
  • TedXYouth@ScotchCollegeAdelaide Speaker
  • AFR 100 Woman of Influence Finalist
  • 1st place Award at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
  • 1st place Award at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
  • 3rd place in Environmental Engineering at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
  • 2018 NSW Young Australian of the Year
  • Event Speaker for TedxYouth@Sydney
  • 1st Place in Translational Medicine at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
  • Australian Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner
  • 4th Place in Energy: Physical at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 1st Place at the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

Macinley Butson Patent Portfolio

In the Macinley Butson patent portfolio, there are 6 patents that belong to 6 unique patent families.

Macinley Butson Patents – Technology Distribution

The patent count in the exhibit below is calculated by including only one patent from each patent family. A patent family can have multiple patent documents – filed globally or in a single country – covering a single invention

The exhibit below distributes Macinley Butson patents into active and inactive categories which are further divided into total, application, and granted parts.

Country-wise distribution of Macinley Butson patents

The patent count in the exhibit below is calculated by including each family member of a patent family. A patent family can have multiple patent documents – filed globally or in a single country – covering a single invention.

Updated on March 8, 2021

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