Comparing apples to apples

Where does the fruit in the grocery store come from? This article tells the story of the development of a new apple variety, and shines a light on an often overlooked type of patent. Types of patents Most patents are utility patents, but there are also design patents and plant patents. (Many other countries protect decorative…
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Protecting your ideas: Introduction to intellectual property

Join us on Saturday, June 22 for an introduction to the basics of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. In 1870, the St. Louis Public Library was one of the original 22 libraries in the United States to receive patent copies. Today, SLPL is one of two libraries in Missouri to be designated…
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