These Products are Breaking the Packaging Design Mold

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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More Than Just an Author: Mark Twain

More Than Just an Author: Mark Twain

We all recognize Mark Twain as being a well-known American author who is responsible for classic books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But, did you know that Mark Twain also was a patent holder? Believe it or not, aside from being a famous author, he was …

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Patenting Thanksgiving

Patenting Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and this day is all about giving thanks for your family and friends and special thanks for the food that will be on the table! From turkey to stuffing to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, this is one holiday that is filled with deliciously high-caloric foods that are …

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A Potential Fairytale Ending to Patent Trolls

A Potential Fairytale Ending to Patent Trolls

On October 1, we wrote a blog about patent trolls, otherwise known as NPEs (Non-practicing entities), which are companies that don’t make or sell anything; they solely own patents. In an effort to thwart these patent trolls from buying patents for the sole purpose of frivolous lawsuits against unsuspecting businesses, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, …

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‘Troll’ing for Patents

‘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?

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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The Man with the Most Patents: Dr. NakaMats

The Man with the Most Patents: Dr. NakaMats

In 2009, a film titled The Invention of Dr. NakaMats premiered and was centered on the famous Japanese inventor, Yoshiro Nakamatsu, otherwise known as Dr. NakaMats. This eccentric Japanese inventor goes to extremes, such as cutting off the oxygen to his brain while underwater, sleeping just four hours per day and eating one meal each …

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The Washing Machine: Taking a ‘Spin’ into History

The Washing Machine: Taking a ‘Spin’ into History

The history of the washing machine dates back to 1691, when the first English patent under the category of “Washing and Wringing” was filed. From that point on, many versions of the washing machine were released in Europe and, in 1782, Henry Sidgier released a British patent for a rotating drum washer.  Following this release, …

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Famous Patent Holders

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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This Inventor’s “Wheel” Was Turning

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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