Patented Innovations Create the Future
If you ever want a pick-me-up, flip through the first 50 pages of any recent Official Gazette from the PTO. Just look at what is issuing week-to-week. Astounding. The scope and creativity revealed in those pages is impressive. Simply put: These pages reveal the future; and, the owners of that future. Everything you rely on today, i.e., your phone, your monitor, your car, your pharma, your food prep and delivery, your mattress, your digital existence, etc., was conjured up and protected a decade back, when you were doing something else. The folks doing the filing and protecting weren’t thinking about what the documents were doing, they’re too close to it for it to be revealed. This revelation, however, is easily understood once an observer is removed a little from the detail. You can see the shadow of the future before it emerges into view.