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Whether you're developing a new invention or would like to learn more about a currently existing one, patents serve as a useful source of information regarding existing intellectual properties, their inventors, blueprints/schematics, when they were filed, etc.
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Patent Number: 174,465 (U.S)
Who is the inventor? When was the patent issued? what is the name of the patent office?
Yes: 2 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2
Leif Blackmon: 0 votes (0%)
Brian Cox: 2 votes (40%)
Aaron Linn: 0 votes (0%)
Leif Blackmon,, Brian Cox, Aaron Linn: 2 votes (40%)
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