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The Global History of Patents

The Global History of Patents

Patents have long held a distinction in human history, much further back than most realize. Like many aspects of life, it started with our most primal necessity: food. Robin Jacob, a British intellectual property expert, believes the earliest concept of a patent was in 600 BC. A chef had created “some kind of newfangled loaf …

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Evolving Inventions: Reinventing the Already Invented

Evolving Inventions: Reinventing the Already Invented

Where do some inventors get the inspiration they need in order to revolutionize a product? The simple answer would be nature. Nature has solved most of the problems we face with evolution over the years. While most products change many times between concept and production, occasionally a product makes it all the way to market …

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Inventing Fundamentals, Part 1: The Building Blocks

Inventing Fundamentals, Part 1: The Building Blocks

So you’ve decided it’s time to start working on your invention. Maybe you have an idea already in mind, maybe you’re hoping inspiration will strike while you’re working. Either way, before you can build a working model, you need to start with the fundamentals. Here are the building blocks to any great invention. (These are …

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Virtual Reality and the Future of Invention

Virtual Reality and the Future of Invention

The idea of virtual reality, as we know it, is recent. People living a century ago wouldn’t have any way of picturing headsets capable of reading our movements and translating them into a 3D digital space. But they did have their own version of virtual reality, even if it doesn’t resemble what we imagine today. …

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When Should I Promote My Product on Social Media?

When Should I Promote My Product on Social Media?

For inventors, traditional advertising isn’t always the best option. Commercials are expensive to produce and you buy time for them to run on the air. While you could film and edit them yourself, a subpar commercial will often make your product look terrible. This is why many inventors are turning to social media to promote …

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How (and Why) to Improve Your Sketches

How (and Why) to Improve Your Sketches

Inventors have a large toolbox filled with different skills and talents, and sketching should be somewhere in the mix. Making quality sketches is a talent, and it’s a talent that all inventors should work on. If the rough drafts of your new product or idea don’t impress, it’s that much harder to get funding or …

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What To Do If You Can’t Draw

What To Do If You Can’t Draw

You’ve tried everything to create a visual representation of your invention to no avail. Any attempts at sketching even the roughest draft have failed miserably. Or perhaps you have a disability preventing you from being able to draw. Regardless of the reasoning, what can you do? You simply can’t draw. If you or anyone you …

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The Best Apps for Sketching

The Best Apps for Sketching

Most of the time, if you want to sketch, you just grab a sheet of paper and a pencil and go to town. But for scientific projects and digital artists, you might need something a bit more electronic. These are our picks for the best ways to draw on your PC or tablet. AUTODESK SKETCHBOOK …

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

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

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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