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2015 July



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By Andrew McAleavey

Why Patent Drawings Still Matter

On 07, Jul 2015 | In Uncategorized | By Andrew McAleavey

Rummaging through the millions of issued U.S. patents, it doesn’t take very long to find something that resonates: Edison’s earliest light bulb designs; the Slinky® toy; NASA’s Mercury space capsule; designs for early iPod® and iPhone® devices; even the first patent, for methods of making potash, signed by George Washington. America’s patent literature is rightly regarded as a part of our scientific and technological heritage, but patents have made an equally important, and almost entirely unheralded, contribution to American arts – a rich, artistic body of patent drawings with its own unique visual language. Read more…