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These Products are Breaking the Packaging Design Mold

Last week, we wrote a blog about five examples of creative product packaging designs and how they stand out among competitors. So, we decided to focus this blog on brands, like Toblerone, EOS and Pringles, that stand out on the store shelves. Let’s take a look at some creative and out-of-the-box packaging designs and how …

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The Road from Chuck Wagons to Food Trucks

Once known as a “chuck wagon,” the idea of the food truck has been around for quite some time. In the United States, food trucks have been serving quick and affordable food on-the-go since the end of the U.S. Civil War, when there was a large expansion of settlements that moved westward across the country. …

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The Meaty History of Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings have been synonymous with sporting events and an evening out with friends for what seems to be a very long time. But, in actuality, the idea of eating chicken wings drenched in signature sauces, ranging from barbeque, mild, hot and everything in between, has only been around for 49 years. In 2012, the …

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‘Troll’ing for Patents

Patent trolls, otherwise known as NPEs (Non-practicing entities), are comprised of companies that don’t make or sell anything; they solely own patents. The money that is made by these entities comes primarily from obtaining licensing fees from businesses that use technologies covered by the patents they own. First known as “patent sharks,” these persons/entities, now …

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Those Inventors Patented What?

We recently talked about two very influential inventors in the world of patents, Dr. NakaMats and Esther Takeuchi.  They both have many notable patents under their belts for inventions such as the floppy disk and a life-saving implantable defibrillator. Now, we are going to take a look at a different side of patents; and, sometimes, …

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Adding a Positive Charge to the World of Patents

On Tuesday, we talked about Japanese inventor, Dr. NakaMats, the man with the most patents, who goes to great lengths in order to continue to generate great ideas and patents. Now, we want to shift gears and take a look at the woman with the most patents. Esther Takeuchi, through amazing intelligence, diligence and hard …

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Famous Patent Holders

What do Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson and Jamie Lee Curtis have in common? If you guessed that they are all famous, you are partially correct. However, another common thread that these three share is that they all held a patent at one point in their lives. Although their ideas for their inventions were drastically different, …

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A Deeper Look at 3 Chance Inventions

Inventions can sometimes be methodically planned and inventors cover every base and leave no stone unturned in order to bring their ideas to fruition. However, sometimes the most popular and well-known inventions weren’t intentional. In fact, they were invented through a sort of “ah-ha” moment. Back in March of this year, we wrote a blog …

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The Invention of Convenience: The Microwave

School is back in session and college students everywhere are heading back to campus. Home cooked meals are a thing of the past and students rely on a certain invention to quickly heat up their meals. More times than not, they will reach for a quick cup of noodles, but in order for this staple …

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This Inventor’s “Wheel” Was Turning

You’ve seen them at local fairs and amusement parks and the largest in the world is set to be built by New Year’s Eve, 2015. At 688 feet, the Dubai Eye will be the largest Ferris wheel in the world. As summer winds down, there is still plenty of time for families to enjoy themselves …

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