In Case You Missed It: National Inventors Month
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
May is National Inventors Month here in the US. I know, I know. Almost every cause has a national month. In fact, May also happens to be National Pet Month, National Bike Month and National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. You might even think the very idea of inventing sounds quaint and out of date, like the phrase “garage shop tinkerer.” You might think independent inventors disappeared after Thomas Edison. You would be wrong.
Inventors and inventing don’t get nearly the recognition they deserve. And since inventing is a very big part of life here at Intellectual Ventures, we wanted to review the top posts here on IV Insights in honor of inventors.
And as May comes to an end, we also want to extend our sincere thanks all the thinkers, dreamers and leaders this month is devoted to. Your relentless pursuit of the ideas and inventions that move the world forward is nothing short of inspiring. National Inventors Month honors each and every one of you, and although the official celebration is ending, invention moves on, improving lives around the world.
Whether you’re learning about, building, buying, or selling invention, you’re part of valued community, and we’re here to help you carry on…
Founding Father, inventor, politician, diplomat, scientist, and author: Benjamin Franklin is one of American history’s most significant figures. Even a cursory look at his career reveals groundbreaking accomplishments. However, Franklin’s success didn’t come without challenge, mistakes, and in a few cases failures.Read More
As a new Congress descends on DC, the push for changes to our patent system continues. In February, despite already historic changes to the system over the past few years, Senate leaders called for more tweaks. With a new administration in town it’s a good time to review the bidding.Read More
Russ Merbeth, chief policy counsel for Intellectual Ventures, provides his thoughts on a recent study that offers quantitative evidence of the undeniable benefits of patents for start-ups.Read More