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The History Of Inventions: From the First Invention to Now

Invention ideas are innovative thoughts that permeate our minds and generate a desire solve small and large scale problems. Above all, the true virtue of inventing is within our ability to harness our creativity and apply its application to real-world solutions. For many inventors, the freedom that is consistently present throughout the inventing process is …

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Copyright, Patent, and Trademark: What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever used the terms patent, copyright, and trademark interchangeably, you’re not alone. The difference between the three can sometimes feel negligible at best. Instead of mistaking definitions, however, here’s a brief overview of each term and how they apply to the confusing world of intellectual property. NOTE: While this is a general guide …

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Inventions That Are (Surprisingly) Not Patented

If you ever invent something original and useful, one of the first things you’ll hear is “make sure you get it patented!” It seems like solid advice- after all, a patent gives you the right to stop others from making, selling or using your idea without permission. But there are plenty of ideas, products, and …

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A Brief History of Patents

Patents provide important protection to a successful idea, but few people know how complicated the process of obtaining one can be. The US patent system has a long and complicated history. Or at least it was a complicated, until now, thanks to our crash course in the history of patents in the United States. Before …

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Ten World-Changing Inventions

Some inventions, while important, don’t radicalize the world. Society wasn’t particularly impacted when, for example, chip clips were introduced. But there are some ideas that leave such an impact that the world changes once they hit the market. In no particular order, here are ten of them. THE WHEEL (approx. 3100 BC) While the inventor’s …

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