Thursday 31 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.