Let me introduce you to Edith Clarke. Born in a family of eight children in 1883 she was the first woman to graduate from MIT's Electrical Engineering department, first woman to be employed as an Electrical Engineer at General Electric, and the first woman to give a technical presentation at a conference sponsored by the IEEE. Her field of expertise was the transmission of electrical power over cables and has to her name a patent for a calculator to help in the design of power lines. See her patent by clicking here or click the USPTO video below to see her story.
How many patents were filed worldwide in 2014? What country received most patent applications? Who are the world’s top innovators? Key facts and figures on global patent activity in 2014 from WIPO’s 2015 World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI).
'Inventors' is a series of portrait videos chronicling the work of contemporary inventors from all walks of life. In this video Ralph Baer, the father of video games, talks about those early days of video game history and why now, at 90 years old, he's still inventing. To see his patent click here.
Video: 'Rethinking the Role of Intellectual Property' presented by Dr Francis Gurry
A video of Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), speaking at Melbourne Law School. This lecture explored the major economic, social, and political developments affecting intellectual property. It also examined how innovation and intellectual property are increasingly central to economic strategy and competitive advantage, and showed how the knowledge economy is causing an adjustment to the way in which we think of the role of intellectual property.
This USPTO video provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights. You’ll learn how trademarks differ from domain names and business names. By the end of the video, you’ll understand how to use each type of intellectual property to protect a different aspect of your business.