A Sampling of Inventions from
Our Inventors and their companies
“In a world run by aristocracies, where the common man was considered of little value,
America said anyone, from any walk of life, could own inventions he or she created and patented.”
Click on any image below to learn more about the inventor.
Inventions are Property Rights
guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution
“Patents are property rights, granted because our Constitution and Congress determined that granting individuals rewards for their inventions provides an important incentive for the development of new, useful, and often life-saving products.” Josh Malone
U.S. Constitution Article I
Section 8: Powers of Congress
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries
The Patent Act of 1790 grants the applicant: “the sole and exclusive right and liberty of making, constructing, using and vending to others to be used, the said invention or discovery.”
Patent ownership operated mostly that way for inventors until passage of the America Invents Act of 2011 when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB – aka the “patent death squad”) was born.
Josh Malone – US Inventor Policy Director
Randy Landreneau – President, US Inventor