Patents Change the World

The patent system was one of the earliest instruments of economic development established by the young United States. These patent protections put in place by the Founding Fathers fostered the inventive American spirit and led to inventions that have truly changed the world

From Piggly Wiggly to GPS

Did you know that the patent for solar cells dates back to the 1880s? Or that Piggly Wiggly was extremely groundbreaking and changed the way we shop? And there would be no GPS without the beautiful actress Hedy Lamarr’s inventions!!

Patents Foster Economic Growth

From vulcanized rubber to the iPhone, Eric Hanscom and Dave Branfman provide an insightful glimpse into 10 patents that shaped the world we live in today. Eric and Dave will use these inventions and patents to teach numerous practical lessons including the importance of claims, inventorship, multiple inventors, assignment, patent applications, design vs. utility patents, Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., additional IP protection, copyright & trademark protection and patent illustrations. To access the course please click here: 10 Inventions That Changed the World.

10 Patents Discussed:

* Frequency hopping

* Vulcanized rubber

* The quad copter

* The elevator


* The self-serving store

* Solar energy

* The iPhone

* Virtual reality

* The self-driving car

Eric Hanscom & Dave Branfman

Patent attorney Eric Hanscom is actively involved in overseeing IP litigation, contract negotiation and customs issues around the globe. David Branfman’s IP practice focuses on entertainment law, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures & TV and music.

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