How to Find Patents?

Answer Searching for patents helps you find out if someone has already claimed the rights to an invention. You can also find and study patents to see how the patent application process works, or use paten... Read More »

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Who has 3,000 patents in his name?

Japanese inventor Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, known as "NakaMats," has over 3,000 patents in his name. NakaMats holds patents for inventions as varied as a primitive floppy disk, the CD, a spring-loade... Read More »

What is the patents law of the u.k.?

The patents law of the U.K. is governed by the U.K. Government's Intellectual Properties Office (IPO). The patent law is designed to protect inventions from being exploited or copied by anybody oth... Read More »

How many patents does 3M hold?

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) has hundreds of patents, and continually applies for and receives new patents every month. Known best as the maker of post-its, 3M is a diversified technolog... Read More »

The Patents Act of 1992?

The Patents Act of 1992 amended the Irish Patent Act to align existing laws with international patent laws, especially the European Patent Convention. The Patents Act of 1992 also added a few new f... Read More »