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UNH Law PTRC News: U.S. Issues Patent Number 10,000,000

The USPTO announced today the issue of U.S. patent number 10 million. More than just a number, patent 10 million celebrates the rich history and strength of the American intellectual property system dating back to the first U.S. patent, signed 228 years ago by George Washington on July 31, 1790, and issued to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer.

Bartow Collection News: ‘Monkey-selfie’ case ends as US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules no copyright for animals

Our friends at IP Magazine report today:

 

Animals do not have “statutory standing to sue under the US Copyright Act”, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held.

IP Library & IP Center Continue to Serve Scholarly Discussions of IP Professors - 15th Anniversary of IPPROFS

Happy 15th Anniversary Serving IP professors, scholars and public policy professinals, IPPROFS is a service of UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and the UNH Law IP Library.

IP Mall Told Story of Secret Inventions Behind new Move Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

According to IMDb Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets.

New in IP Mall : Web Exlcusive Legislative History Reports of U.S. Design Patents Act and it Amendments

It is the mission of the IP Mall to offer unique content not avaiable on the open web. The most recent offering is The Legislative History Reports of U.S. Design

 

IP Librarian Embedded into Public Interest Patent Project

IP Librarian Professor Jon Cavicchi, as the UNH Law patent searching expert, has been embedded for the Fall semsester into the UNH Law ITTI Clinic. The Clinic, with a squad of patent students, is doing a patent landscape analysis of Chagas Disease vaccine technologes.

Was Uncle Sam Original or a Rip-off?

Uncle Sam mechanical banks have been on the American scene at least since June 8, 1886, when Design Patent No. 16,728, issued on a toy savings bank of its type. The basic delightful design has long since been in the public domain. The banks are well documented in collectors' books and known to the average person interested in Americana.