So What Happened Today in Patent History?

In 1805, a Viennese butcher Johann Lahner invented a new sausage — he called it a frankfurter.

In 1914, New York debutante Mary Phelps Jacob was granted a patent for her invention, which became known as the brassiere.

In 1969,  I was born!

Apart from the date and intellectual property, it is difficult to see a common theme linking these auspicious events.

One Response to So What Happened Today in Patent History?

  1. Larry Rublin says:

    Happy birthday, Michael!

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