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New NIHF Museum Exhibit Demonstrates 'The Power of Trademarks'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — June 3, 2019 — The power of trademarks is all around us, and it is constantly evolving. From the food we eat and the clothes we wear to billboards and Internet advertising, trademarked products, logos and slogans are an essential part of our daily lives.
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NIHF Partners with Google to Take Museum Digital

110 partner institutions from 23 countries will be brought together in the “Once Upon a Try” project from Google Arts & Culture. 247 items and artifacts from the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum are featured in 10 exhibits. 1,800 institutions from 80 countries are featured on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
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New National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit Celebrates 10 Millionth U.S. Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – June 20, 2018 – United States patent history was made on June 19, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 for the invention “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection” by Joseph Marron.
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75th Anniversary D-Day: Historic Personnel Craft Makes Landing at Inventors Hall of Fame

A restored Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP), or “Higgins Boat,” has made a landing at the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum for a new,
interactive outdoor exhibit.

Time to Pay Your Respects to the Plywood Boat that Helped Win WWII

There’s very few original Higgins Boats left today, less than 20 by some counts, but if you really want to see what one was like, there is one on display outside the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum at the United States Patent Office Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

You Can Thank Inventor Joseph Lee for That Crispy Casserole Topping

What do homemade meatballs and crab cakes, crispy-topped casseroles, and crunchy fried shrimp all have in common?

Richards-Kortum Honored on Capitol Hill

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a Rice University bioengineering professor whose work has improved medical care for millions of newborn babies and saved lives in low-income countries, was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for her recent induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Higgins Boat Makes Another Landing

This June commemorates the 75th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy during World War II.

Young Inventors Follow Einstein

Albert Einstein said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun." All three attributes were evident at the Belvoir Home Educators’ STEM class at the Fairfax Village Clubhouse, Jan. 30, as students clustered into noisy huddles while they wired, glued and assembled their inventions.

Local Companies Exhibit at World’s Largest Technology Show

As self-driving vehicles were taking to the streets of Las Vegas, one local vehicle was getting some attention of its own during the recently concluded 2019 CES technology show.

10 Places Every Member of Your Family Will Love

Family travel not only creates lasting memories, but it also offers the kind of flexibility that lets everyone have a great trip. When mom and dad need some alone time, grandma and grandpa can step in. And when little ones are having fun at a kids’ club, the grown-ups can bond over shared passions such as golf, museum- and gallery-hopping, or dining on local cuisine. Here are 10 places in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean that the whole group will love...

How to Get Into More Than 1,400 Museums for Free on Saturday

Museums and cultural attractions top many “must see” lists for visitors arriving in a new city, but admission fees that can top $25 a person can keep families and thrifty travelers away. Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, however, makes museum-going a budget-friendly activity...