Thursday, 31st January, 2019

US patent office issues 10 millionth patent

On 19 June 2018, the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) issued its 10 millionth patent. The first US patent (relating to a process of making potash—an ingredient used in fertilizer) was issued nearly 230 years ago and was signed by President George Washington. The 10 millionth US patent was for a range and velocity detecting laser system.

We have created an infographic that takes a look back in time at milestone patents, reflecting a rich history in modern innovation. Click on the image below to download the infographic.

US Patent Infographic revised