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About Philippe Kahn

Philippe is the inventor of 235+ issued patents, of which 125+ patents are assigned to Fullpower® and the AI, ML, Sleep, and medical Fullpower® Cloud platform: (for a list of Philippe’s patents, follow the link:,

Philippe studied at the ETH in Zurich Switzerland and Sofia-Antipolis, France, receiving his Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Philippe also earned his Master’s Degree in classical flute, with simultaneous minors in composition and chamber music from the Zurich Music Conservatory.

Philippe is credited for creating the first camera phone solution to share photos instantly over public cell phone networks. During his daughter’s birth on June 11th, 1997, Philippe completed his first camera phone prototype by wiring a digital camera to a mobile phone and uploading an image to his home-based webserver to share the photo in real-time with several hundred contacts. His “Point, Shoot, Share, Instantly” architecture model for instant-sharing would eventually become the product that was licensed to wireless carriers by the company Philippe and Sonia founded, Lightsurf technologies, in addition to becoming a blueprint for today’s social media. In 2016, Time Magazine included Philippe’s first camera phone photo in their list of the 100 most influential photographs of all time.

Philippe has founded and led four successful technology companies: Fullpower® Technologies (contactless bio-sensing medical and wellness solutions), ; LightSurf ( creator of the Camera-Phone); Starfish (Wireless OTA Synchronization); and Borland (Professional Development Tools for C, C++, Prolog, assembler, Pascal).

Philippe is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and German. He is passionate about AI, Machine Learning, as well as his family. Philippe is also a trustee of the Lee-Kahn Foundation.

Philippe Kahn Patents List

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