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History of the Automobile

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The automobile as we know it was not invented in a single day by a single inventor. The history of the automobile reflects an evolution that took place worldwide. It is estimated that over 100,000 patents created the modern automobile.

The Stories, The Lives
Inventors Spotlight10

Easter Charms

Wednesday April 16, 2014

easter eggFor every holiday, there are inventions, trademarks, and copyrights created to serve those celebrating the holiday. Easter is no exception.

A simple trademark search for marks that included the word "Easter" turned up: The Easter Bunny, Easter Eggs-treme, Easter Egg-citement!, Easter-Sauruse, Easter Bunny Dust, and more.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Martin Harvey

Gallery of Miniature Golf Patents and Photos

Wednesday April 16, 2014

minature golf windmillI see that you guys are going bonkers for information on miniature golf so I put up a new photo gallery depicting funky patents and photos. I snagged some great illustrations of miniature golf hazards. For example, I love the ornamental design for a miniature golf windmill patented by Steven Caramico. Patent Drawing: USPTO

Who Said The Following Quotes?

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Quotes"All bibles are man-made."

"I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us, everything that exists, proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision."

And whose last words in life before dying were, "It is very beautiful over there." Illustration Mary Bellis

The answer may surprise you. Find Out Who Now

How to Where to and Why to Patent an Idea

Wednesday April 9, 2014

patent an ideaIf you got it flaunt it. This is an introductory article I have written aimed at those of you who do not know how to patent it yourself. One hot tip, patent early, especially now when the first to file rule came into effect in the United States, and especially if your invention is in a highly competitive field. Illustration: Getty Images/Chad Baker

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