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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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Latest Stories

Honoring Inventors Who Changed Travel and Tourism

The Inventors Hall of Fame honors many who have had a dramatic impact on travel and tourism. Other inventors recently honored at the Inventors Hall of Fame have improved telephony, synthesized diamonds, pioneered video games, developed the glue for Post-It Notes, and revolutionized phone wiring.

There’s No Place Like Home in Alexandria

Alexandria has for centuries been known primarily as the hometown of George Washington, attracting history aficionados from across the globe to its cobblestone streets and lively waterfront.

How to Spot Fake Products on Amazon Using a Few Different Methods

To spot fake products on Amazon, you need to know how to look beyond the product photos and sift through reviews, product descriptions, ratings, and other data to find the legit and the bogus before you buy, because fake Amazon products are a fact of life.

92 Hidden Gems and Attractions in Washington

The National Inventors Hall of Fame showcases the work of inventors who brought us such advances as antibiotics, audio computer screens for the blind, and that “first and ten” yellow line seen on football broadcasts.

In Alexandria, Virginia, Explore the Beginnings of Many Great Ideas

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has inducted over 600 other inventors spanning three centuries of lifetimes into its Gallery of Icons exhibit in the center of the museum.

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.