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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:06

Christopher Latham Sholes- U.S. Patent # 207,559 issued August 27, 1878




Friday, May 22, 2015 - 15:00

Mary Dixon Kies- U.S. Patent # Unknown (lost in U.S. Patent Office fire of 1836)

For the first 144 years of its existence, women were not treated as equal citizens of the United States of America. In fact, they weren’t even allowed to vote until the women’s suffrage movement, led by Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul and many others achieved the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.




Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:29

Zeppo Marx - United States patent #3,426,747

There is an old expression: “Serious as a heart attack.” Clearly, cardiac health is not something that people joke around about. For that reason, it is more than a little ironic that a lifesaving invention for measuring the regularity of a heartbeat came from one of America’s most beloved comedy troupe members. But that’s exactly what Zeppo Marx, of the renowned Marx Brothers, created with his cardiac pulse rate monitor.




Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:05
     



Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:06
"Well I started Masimo, we launched our product and about two years later this company came out with an infringing product. If we were unable to sue the patent infringer, we would have just been out of business. But, the fact that the patent system was as strong as it was, it allowed us to get this important innovation into the marketplace and then to protect." -Joe Kiani



Friday, May 8, 2015 - 18:26

Harry Connick, Jr. - United States patent # 6,348,648

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. What may also be the case, however, is that passion is its father. Such is certainly the case with renowned singer, songwriter, pianist, band leader and actor Harry Connick, Jr. A passionate musician, Connick was never willing to sacrifice quality in live music, regardless of the reason.




Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 13:41

In honor of National Inventors Month, we reached out to a true champion of inventors, Louis J. Foreman. Founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, a product development company, he is also the CEO of Edison Nation, a company that helps independent inventors commercialize their ideas. Foreman has a passion for innovation and small business and speaks regularly on the subject of patents and intellectual property.




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