Inventors involved with vehicles, as well as those who deal in electronics and user interfaces, can leverage design patent strategies in their intellectual property portfolios through the USPTO’s Design Webinar Series this month.
Benjamin Waterhouse was the first successful practitioner of a vaccination for smallpox in the United States, and Samuel Mullikin became the first inventor to hold multiple U.S. patents when he was granted patents 7-10.
The tenure of outgoing Director Andrei Iancu was lauded across many sectors of the U.S. patent system, perhaps with the exception of the tech sector. As we consider candidates for the next USPTO head, perhaps we should look to the political moment in which we find ourselves to guide our search.
After years of research on how to make a kind of synthetic burr, de Mestral came up with the idea of two strips of fabric: one with thousands of tiny hooks, another with thousands of tiny loops that would attach to the hooks.