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Mary Bellis

Gifts For Inventors

By December 12, 2005

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black inventorsWant to know what to give an inquiring mind for Christmas or any other special occasion? How about a book about gadgets or inventiing, or books on the popular topics of television history, history of cars, biographies of Bill Gates. Need a gift idea for a kid inventor? What about a science fair kit?

USPTO Receives Record Number of Patent & Trademark Applications for 2005

In fiscal year 2005, the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received a record number of patent and trademark applications. The agency received 406,302 patent applications, and 323,501 applications for trademark registration. The USPTO granted 165,485 patents, including 151,079 utility (inventions), 13,395 design, and 816 plant patents. Since 1790, over seven million U.S. patents have been granted.

U.S. resident inventors received 85,238 U.S. patents in fiscal year 2005. California resident inventors received the highest share (23 percent, 19,928 patents) of these patents, followed by inventors from New York (7 percent, 5,631 patents), Texas (7 percent, 5,660 patents), Michigan (5 percent, 3,907 patents), and Massachusetts (4 percent, 3,443 patents).

The USPTO registered 143,396 trademarks and renewed 32,279 registrations in fiscal year 2005. Over 3 million trademarks have been registered since the first in 1870. At the end of fiscal year 2005, there were 1,255,570 active trademark registrations.
September 4, 2008 at 2:01 pm
(1) Mary says:

this struck me as a unique gift idea for inventors patent-express.com has gift certificates good for formal patent drawings. this way you can write the patent claim and have an expert do the drawings for you!

August 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm
(2) Taylor says:

For those of you looking for a gift for the inventor in your life: you can get the first page of any US patent printed on a mug, mousepad, t-shirt, and more at http://www.brag-o-matic.com.

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