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Archived updates for Tuesday, September 13, 2005

USPTO Museum Reopens with "The Invention Machine"

Since the beginning of time, people have been developing better ways to do things, and for over 200 years the American patent and trademark systems have been there to protect and encourage innovation. That's the story being told in the opening exhibit of the newly-remodeled USPTO Museum in Alexandria Virginia -- "The Invention Machine: A Day in My Life."

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office Museum showcases the innovation and creativity of Americans. We hope it will inspire a new generation of Americans to explore, create, and contribute to the prosperity of this great nation,” says USPTO Commissioner Jon Dudas. Visitors will see how intellectual property is found in the routines they follow at the beginning of the day, in methods they use for travel, in medical innovations they rely upon for good health, and in the different ways they relax and play.

The museum and gift shop are located in the atrium of the Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA, and easily accessible from the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metro stations. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday; closed on Sundays and federal holidays. School groups are most welcome and encouraged to schedule a tour.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Museum and Store were developed and are maintained by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation.
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