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This 1930s Invention Was Supposed to Make Parallel Parking Easy

These days, some cars can help you parallel park with the touch of a button, but it wasn’t alway so easy. Back in the 1930s you had to parallel park the old fashioned way, and this short clip from a …
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Remember What a Patent Is Supposed to Protect

Steve Malanga calls patents “dormant” when the invention claimed therein isn’t practiced by the patentee or patent owner (“States Move to Do-It-Yourself Patent Reform,” op-ed, Sept. 4). This is extremely misleading because patent law doesn’t …
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Quiz: Can You Guess What These Inventions Were Supposed to Do? – Slate Magazine


Slate Magazine

Quiz: Can You Guess What These Inventions Were Supposed to Do?
Slate Magazine
The Patent Act of 1790 tackled this issue by requiring all patent applicants to submit a scaled-down model of their invention. This spawned a vibrant industry of professional patent model makers. They crafted hundreds of thousands of models before the

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