In Dr. Emil Jovanov's office hangs a picture of a climber hanging from a cliff by one hand. Below it is one word: Perseverance. "Whatever you apply your focus to, that is the result you will get," Dr. Jovanov says. "If we focus on science and technology and new discoveries, then we will get new discoveries." That picture says a lot about Dr. Jovanov, an associate professor in the UAH Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. who has just been named the Inventor of the Year by Alabama Launchpad. Dr. Jovanov's most successful patent is a smart pill bottle that notifies you to take your medication, reminds you if you missed a dose and can alert your doctor or pharmacist if you are missing doses. It's currently in production and clinical testing by patent licensee AdhereTech, which supported and provided data for Dr. Jovanov's nomination.