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January 31, 2020
The first US patent was granted three months after President George Washington signed the Patent Act in 1790,. However, though critical to innovation, Black inventors, particularly those who were enslaved, typically were not able to patent their own inventions. Because
August 16, 2019
IPO EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 2019 INVENTOR OF THE YEAR IPO Education Foundation presents the 46th Inventor of the Year award to Chieko Asakawa from IBM for her accomplishments in accessibility technologies. Ms. Asakawa improved the lives of the visually impaired