Quiz: Can You Guess What These Inventions Were Supposed to Do?
The Grizzly History of Bear Pepper Sprays
A Mysterious Woman’s 1908 Patent Exemplifies the Drama of Dogs in America
Trendy Technologies Never Live Up to the Hype. Until They Do.
Abraham Lincoln’s Steampunk Presidency
The Thong, the Backless Bra, and Other Life-Changing Fashion Patents
Industrial Revolution Lessons for Today’s Age of Open Innovation
The Dos Equis Guy Has Nothing on the Inventor of the Banana Slicer
Thomas Edison Was a “Patent Troll”
Love Cover Songs? Thank This Terrible Supreme Court Decision About Player Pianos.
Universities Sometimes Look a Lot Like Patent Trolls
The History of Patent Examiners Is Fascinating. No, Really, It’s Fascinating.
Infomercials Deserve a Little More Respect
Mailing Your Ideas and Creations to Yourself Doesn’t Protect Them
What Fictional Inventions Say About American Ingenuity
The 19th-Century Doctor Who Wanted to Create a Death Thermometer