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Inventors Eye. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. December 2013, volume four, issue six0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

Three different patent drawings of poinsettias.

Patently Poinsettia

The poinsettia remains the favorite of holiday home decorators. Its multitude of colors, range of sizes, and rich varieties make the poinsettia a classic touch for holiday decorating at home, office, or school. But just where did this vibrant, festive plant come from, and how does it relate to patents?

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Collegiate Inventors Lead Technological Charge

Attendees at the Collegiate Inventors Competition awards ceremony had a chance to see the exciting technological frontier up close and listen to the brilliant young minds leading the charge to innovate.

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 Collegiate Inventors Competition Awards Ceremony sign.
Spark of Genius
Tripping the Light Fantastic

Meet W. Richard Frederick, a self-taught engineer and inventor of the LightKeeper.

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 Left side: the inventor of the LightKeeper, Richard W. Frederick, right-side: the LightKeeper tool
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Patently Poinsettia
By Elizabeth Dougherty
Collegiate Inventors Lead Technological Charge
By John Calvert
Spark of Genius
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Advice
Lower Fees Starting Jan. 1
Events and Announcements
Detroit Saturday Seminar on Dec. 7
Network
Organizations for Inventors

 

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