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Searching the USPC: Proximate Function
For novice patent searchers one of the most difficult concepts in the U.S. Patent Classification system is the idea that inventions can be classified on the basis of “proximate function.” Proximate function is one of four schemes in the USPC … Continue reading
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A.C. Gilbert – Inventor of the Erector Set and the "man who saved Christmas"
The other day when I was channel surfing I happened across a movie called The Man Who Saved Christmas, starring Jason Alexander as Alfred C. Gilbert, the inventor of the Erector set, one of the classic American toys of the … Continue reading
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