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5 Awesome Sci-Fi Inventions for National Inventors Month

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Inventions don’t have to be real to be cool. In honor of National Inventors Month, we’ve collected five of the coolest fictional inventions—the ones we most wish were real. Lightsaber – Star Wars No list of sci-fi or movie inventions is complete without the lightsaber. This Jedi weapon features a blade of energy that can […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 24th, 2010 at 9:06 am

5 Wacky Patents to Celebrate Inventors Month

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There are some inventions that have changed the way we do things. Innovative ideas like sliced bread, the automobile, and even the iPad remind us that the human mind can create great things. And then there are those inventions that require us to take pause—or at least have a laugh. As we celebrate National Inventors […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

August 10th, 2010 at 8:37 am

USPTO and Google Make Online Patent Research Easier — and Free

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Searching for patent and trademark information online just got a lot easier — and less expensive too. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has agreed to make available nearly 10 terabytes of data that had previously been off limits, restricted, or available only through paying fees, free online through a search feature at […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 14th, 2010 at 11:37 am