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The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in World War I

Information plays a critical role in technological progress, yet many inventors opt for trade secrecy to protect their intellectual property. This paper studies the myriad repercussions of concealing …
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‘This is a brilliant invention’: Twitter goes wild for shorts with a VERY handy pocket that can fit everything from sunglasses to make-up to cash

A woman’s shorts have gone viral after she shared a picture of them online, flaunting a very handy pocket. Liz Nicole, believed to be from Florida, shared a photo of herself in the cream coloured shor…
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Review: At City Ballet, More Youthful Invention From Justin Peck

Like many works by Justin Peck, his new “Principia” is immediately arresting. Two dozen dancers clump in a crouch, and somebody in the middle spurts up. Then someone else does, followed by another and …
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11 Ways to Stop Companies From Ripping Off Your Invention

Arming yourself with knowledge is. If you want to avoid being ripped off, here are my tips. That means, don’t share your invention on your website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social me…
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Moving from Idea to Patent: When Do You Have an Invention?

When you are moving from idea to invention to patent, regardless of how or why you find yourself stuck in the idea phase, the first order of business to get the ball rolling. You need momentum. By now …
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Airman’s Invention Keeps Landing-Gear Doors on KC-135 from Breaking

The window behind Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge’s computer at Fairchild Air Force Base reveals a shop arranged with metal fabrication machines and tools he uses to tinker with parts for an old KC-135 Strat…
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