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.
US patent office issues 10 millionth patent
Article \ 31 Jan 2019