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Patently interesting

I’m a pretty big fan of Ira Glass and his radio program, This American Life, and I try to listen to every episode possible. My recent travels have hindered this, and I’m only now starting to catch up with some missed episodes from the summer. A recent episode titled When Patents Attack! really caught my ear.

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Patently true

Patent No. 7339396 Front PageDuring a routine patent search, I stumbled upon the fact that my first US patent was recently granted. Patent No. 7,339,396 titled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AMELIORATING THE EFFECTS OF NOISE GENERATED BY A BUS INTERFACE was issued on March 4, 2008.

It is well known that patents provide a financial incentive for people to create new inventions by granting them the exclusive right to the invention. Others may point out that the current system grants only the right to exclude others from using the invention. Regardless, when a patent has already been assigned to another entity, the benefits continue in a more indirect form: a tangible sense of achievement and motivation for the future.

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