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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Birthday of First US Patent

Posted by: Jim Martin

On this day in 1790, the United States government issued a patent to Samuel Hopkins for an improvement in the means of making potash and pearl ash. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution of the United States of America provides the Congress the power to pass laws to protect intellectual property. However, …