Though February is a short month, it was action-packed!

by John Roberts on March 3, 2020

This month was full of exciting inventor interactions, from Shawn Springs to Dean Kamen, and many more!
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A look back at the highlights of February 2020

Journeys of Innovation

As a professional football player, Shawn Springs experienced the effects of concussions firsthand.
As a professional football player, Shawn Springs experienced the effects of concussions firsthand.

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As he regained consciousness, the first thing Washington Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs saw was his trainer and a cluster of fellow football players standing over him, some of them in tears. Springs had just taken a hard hit from Philadelphia Eagles fullback Josh Parry while pursuing Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. He could hear voices, but he couldn’t move or breathe.

“I remember everything before the play, but after that it was lights out,” Springs says. “It’s probably the hardest hit I’ve ever taken in my life.” He left the field on a stretcher and was hospitalized with a severe concussion.

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Blogs

Director General of the French Patent Office (Institut National de la Propriété, INPI), Pascal Faure visits with Director Iancu at CES.
Director General of the French Patent Office (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle, INPI) Pascal Faure visits with Director Iancu at CES.

USPTO in the game at CES

In January, Las Vegas turned its attention from the bright lights, shows, and casinos to leading consumer technology innovations in robotics, transportation, electronics, and more. Thousands of technology enthusiasts, including representatives from the Department of Commerce, the USPTO, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Small Business Administration (SBA), descended upon the bustling metropolis for CES to take part in what has been billed as the “Global Stage for Innovation.” Now in its 52nd year, CES is the place to be for those in the consumer technology industry.

By Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu | Continue reading

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