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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 08:45

As America celebrates its 239th birthday and people across the nation celebrate freedom, let's take a look at some of our founding fathers’ lesser known contributions to this great country.

Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, and Paine were accomplished inventors, on top of being democratic trailblazers. Without the freedom to invent, America wouldn’t be the global economic powerhouse it is today. Learn below why strong patent laws have been crucial to our success, even before the Declaration of Independence was signed.




Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 14:57

WASHINGTON D.C. – A broad coalition of groups have issued letters and statements expressing opposition to H.R. 9 in its current form, including:

Association of American Universities (AAU)

America Conservative Union (ACU)

Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU)

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

Club for Growth

Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform (21C)

Eagle Forum

Heritage Action

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA (IEEE-USA)




Friday, June 12, 2015 - 15:11
Brian Pomper, Executive Director for Innovation Alliance, was interviewed recently by Akos and John of My Cool Inventions Radio. Have a listen.



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



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