USPTO August Monthly Review

by John Roberts on September 2, 2020

A look back at the highlights of August 2020
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A look back at the highlights of August 2020

Journeys of Innovation

Designed to decrease discomfort for female runners, the sports bra has become an athletic necessity as well as a modern fashion staple.
Designed to decrease discomfort for female runners, the sports bra has become an athletic necessity as well as a modern fashion staple.

Establishing the new fit

Hinda Miller, Polly Smith, and Lisa Lindahl designed the sports bra to decrease discomfort for female runners. Since then, their invention has become a necessity for female athletes and a modern fashion staple. The empowering story of these three women offers a compelling example of determination, ingenuity, and creativity.

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News and remarks

Patents for Humanity 2020 graphic
“I am truly honored to recognize these innovators from across the United States, whose creativity and curiosity dared them to solve some of the toughest humanitarian challenges.”
–USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

USPTO announces 2020 Patents for Humanity winners

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program, a USPTO initiative promoting game-changing innovations that address long-standing development challenges.

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