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Patent Office Debuts Innovation Site for Kids

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Activities, famous inventors trading cards, and a new Science of Innovation video series are among the enhancements on the U.S. Patent and Trade Office’s updated website for kids, teens, and teachers. There’s also a “this day in intellectual property” calendar. It features patents issued on inventions ranging from the first video console (to Robert Baer on August 13, 1974) to controlled drug-delivery systems (Robert Langer on July 5, 1983) as well as trademark approvals that include Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball and Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

The Science of Innovation video series, created with the National Science Foundation and NBC Learn, highlights such topics as  3-D Printing, Self Driving Cars, and Synthetic Diamonds. Videos can also be watched directly from the USPTO’s servers.


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