Inventions and Inventors

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Engineering Hall of Fame
"The emphasis in this Hall of Fame is on engineers and experimental scientists who invented patentable devices or who made discoveries that led to their development. Our list includes Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical Engineers." Please note: biographies come from the Edison Tech Center as well as Wikipedia (see Wikipedia's disclaimers).
Factmonster.com: Inventions
Topics include: Children Inventors, Black Scientists and Inventors, Time Tangled Island: Thomas Edison, Great Inventions from Great Minds Quiz, A Guide to Inventions and Discoveries: From Adrenaline to the Zipper, Timeline of Everyday Inventions, Milestones in Transportation, Two Centuries of Railroading, Inventions By Women, The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Accidental Food Inventions.
Famous Inventions A to Z
Browse famous inventions alphabetically. From About.com.
History and Bios - Famous Inventions and Famous Inventors
Biographical articles and images of famous inventors and a history of their inventions. From About.com.
How to Become a Successful Inventor
From About.com.
Inventing 101: A Free Online Course
Sections include: Beginning Steps for Inventors, Different Types of Idea Protection (Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents), Initial Idea Protection - Without A Patent, Marketability: Specifics with Statistics, Patentability: Does Your Idea Qualify For A Patent?, Applying For A Patent. Provided by the National Congress of Inventor Organizations (NCIO).
The Lemelson Center
"The Lemelson Center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people." From the Smithsonian Institute.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation: Hall of Fame
Search by inventors' names, inventions, date of induction into the HOF, or by decade.
The New York Times: Inventions and Patents News Headlines
Popular Science 2013 Invention Awards
Previous winners: 2012.
Science of Innovation
"NBC Learn, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, explores the process of innovation." Short videos about such inventions as Smart Concrete, Self-Driving Cars, Fuel Cell Efficiency, Electronic Tattoos, Biometrics, Biofuels, Anti-Counterfeiting Devices, 3-D Printing, Synthetic Diamonds, Bionic Limbs and What is Innovation?
Selected Internet Resources
The Library of Congress has gathered links to institutions such as African American Inventors, Leonardo DaVinci, MIT and others.
10 Websites With Really Cool Inventions You Don't Know About
The Top 50
The top 50 inventions that come from MIT.
U.S. Copyright Office
Sections include: Basics of Copyrighting, Forms, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Current Fees, Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright, Licensing, Laws and Regulations, and Registration.
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): Inventors Resources and Information
Sections include: What is a Patent?, Who can apply for a Patent?, What can and cannot be patented?, How do I know if my invention is patentable?, How long does patent protection last?, How much does it cost to get a patent?, What is a PCT application?, Frequently asked questions about patents, What is a Trademark?, Why should I obtain a trademark?, How do I register my trademark?, What do I need to include in my trademark application?, How much does it cost to apply for a trademark registration?, How do I do a federal trademark search?, Does the USPTO determine trademark infringement?, Frequently asked questions about trademarks. See also the main USPTO for more on patent searching, filing, forms, and related information.


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