Inventions Of The United States

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In the year 1790, the United States had begun to make a name for itself. The United States was ending its own revolution and the world was evolving around it. The country’s new found freedom created a need for self-reliance. The United States was out to prove its worth, that its institutions, democracy, and military were worth the efforts of so many. During this time the number of inventions created throughout the world was astonishing. Inventions like: the cotton gin, batteries, cupcakes, crackers, gas turbine, and bicycles are just a few inventions that were created during this time period. Donalad W. Banner, U.S. Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, wrote The Book of Knowledge where he explained that before the patent was created…show more content…
Also to make sure credit was rightfully awarded to them. With that came the birth of the first patent. The invention of the first patent has brought up many different questions like where does one go to get a patent, who created it, how is one obtained, and what rights do they provide?
A patent is a legal document giving inventors the property right to their own invention. A patent didn’t always mean the rights to an invention though. A patent used to mean a special privilege or favor. It also could be used to acquire more land or obtain rights to explore a new land. Presently the patent is used only for the rights to your invention. Virginia Alexandrea from The United States Patent and Trademark Office wrote the article “General Information Concerning Patents” where she described what Patent rights include.
“The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the United States or “importing” the invention into the United States. What is granted is not the right to make, use, offer for sale, sell or import, but the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention. Once a patent is issued, the patentee must enforce the patent without aid of the USPTO” (ALEXANDRIA 1).
A patent grants you 17 years of rights to your invention, and after that time the inventor either
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