Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, President


LeapFrog Enterprises creates entertainment-based educational tools for children. Its flagship product and Jim’s invention, the LeapPad, achieved over one billion dollars in sales.

The technology behind the LeapPad

Archival footable, where Jim demonstrates and describes how he utilized the near-touch technology created for the Odyssey Atlasphere, in order to create the LeapFrog LeapPad.

"Jim Marggraff built the fastest-growing toy company in history and made the LeapPad a household name. "



Landmark patents

US 9520069

Method and system for providing content for learning appliances over an electronic communication medium

US 7936339

Method and system for invoking computer functionality by interaction with dynamically generated interface regions of a writing surface

US 7853193

Method and device for audibly instructing a user to interact with a function

US 7831933

Method and system for implementing a user interface for a device employing written graphical elements

US 7810730

Decoupled applications for printed materials

US 7557939

Print media information systems and methods

US 7453447

Interactive apparatus with recording and playback capability usable with encoded writing medium

US 7299971

Print media information systems and methods

US 7120385

Write on interactive apparatus and method

US 6985139

Interactive apparatus using print media

US 6801751

Interactive learning appliance

US 6750978 B1

Print Media Information System With A Portable Print Media Receiving Unit Assembly

US 6668156

Print media receiving unit including platform and print media