Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kids' Invention Website from USPTO

The USPTO and The National Inventor's Hall of Fame worked together to develop a website to encourage kids to invent and learn about the patent process. The website has an area where kids (or patent librarians) can go through a mock patent prosecution.

Sometimes patent searching can be so complicated that it's nice to have an easy, interactive way to reinforce the concepts behind the process.

For more kid-oriented patent stuff, check out the USPTO's kids' website here.

**Update, 4/1**

I just came across fellow patent librarian/blogger Michael White's post about an invention contest for kids sponsored by Wham-O. The winner gets $2000, but I'd like to think the real motivation should be the prospect of designing the next Frisbee or Hula Hoop.

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