Inventions and Patents

  • United States Patent Office (Link)
    For over 200 years, the basic role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries (Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution).
  • Engines of Our Ingenuity (Link)
    The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity.
  • Patent FAQ (Link)
    Find information on: Evaluating and protecting an idea, Getting started with the patent process, Searches & patentability, preparing, filing & prosecuting an application, US and International patent applications, Assessing markets and marketability
  • Totally Absurd Inventions (Link)
    This is just fun to check out if you have some time to kill!
  • General information about patents (Link)
    Great answers to some basic questions such as "What is a Patent?"