Ten Millionth Patent Issued

The U.S. Patent Trade Office (USPTO) issued the first patent on July 31, 1790 for potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. Since that day the USPTO has issued over ten million patents. On June 19 they issued the ten millionth to Raytheon for a “frequency modulated laser detection and ranging system.” To read more about the USPTO jump over to the Corporate Counsel blog at Law.com.

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