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The Patent Process: A Timeline

The Patent Process: A Timeline

So you’ve brought something new and wonderful into this world. At first reading, you may think we’re referring to the magic of parenthood, but we’re actually talking about a different kind of creation (though you might consider it your “baby”). For some, it’s a formula or for others, it’s a design or even a whole …

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Charles Goodyear’s Big Invention

Charles Goodyear’s Big Invention

Did you know that on this day in 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for vulcanized rubber? His last name might ring a bell and if you were thinking, “Could this be the man behind Goodyear Tires?” you would be correct! Charles Goodyear was an American inventor who discovered the innovative process of vulcanized rubber. …

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Can you Hear Me Now? Good.

Can you Hear Me Now? Good.

Do you remember that old Verizon commercial where the spokesman would ask the question, “Can you hear me now? Good.” Well, that tagline wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone. It was on this day in 1876 that Bell received a United States patent for his revolutionary …

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Celebrating Black History Month: Contemporary Inventors

Celebrating Black History Month: Contemporary Inventors

As the celebration of Black History Month is coming to a close, we wanted to place the spotlight on three contemporary African American inventors whose inventions have left their mark on society. While we already featured famous historic African American inventors in our first installment, today we’re focusing on Lonnie G. Johnson, Dr. Patricia Bath …

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Are Patents That Important?

Are Patents That Important?

As the holiday season is upon us, we can’t help but think of all the innovative and creative minds that are behind those products that are flying off the store shelves as people continue to cross items off of their holiday wish lists. So often, inventors with big ideas get hung up on the need …

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Who’s Lowell Wood and Why Do We Care?

Who’s Lowell Wood and Why Do We Care?

Year after year, America continues to be the most innovative, inventing nation in the entire world. When we think of famous American inventors, more times than not, Thomas Edison’s name will likely be rambled off, among many other inventors. This comes as no surprise, given the fact that he’s invented some of the most prolific …

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Ford is Riding in Style with Latest Patent

Ford is Riding in Style with Latest Patent

  If you’re one of the many people that spend more time in their car than in their house, Ford’s latest patent could make your commute a little bit homier! Recently, Ford patented a concept for an autonomous car that can reconfigure its seats so that passengers in the front can face those in the …

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When is the Right Time to Get a Patent?

When is the Right Time to Get a Patent?

Patents and inventions go hand-in-hand. A patent is a crucial piece to the invention puzzle, because it protects your idea by granting you the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States. When a company considers an …

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Common Inventions with Uncommon Beginnings

Common Inventions with Uncommon Beginnings

Inventions come in all shapes and sizes and spring forth from some very unique situations. Sometimes, the most common things that we know and use today are born from interesting origins. Behind every invention is a creative mind and today, we wanted to take a look at some of these inventions and their beginnings! Green …

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Penning Invention Success!

Penning Invention Success!

Whether you are jotting down notes, filling out a form, writing out checks or anything and everything in between, you are more than likely using a pen to carry out these tasks. Although they might seem like mundane everyday duties, they wouldn’t be possible without the invention idea of Lewis Waterman, who patented the first …

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