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Cool Design Patent: Descent Stage for Mars Rover

Today the California Institute of Technology received an issued design patent for the descent stage used for the Mars Rover. The new patent is U.S. Patent D679,646. The cover figure is shown below. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a division … Continue reading

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Adjusting Your Patent Strategy for the Era of 3D Printing

The era of personal 3D printing is (almost) here. Machines capable of printing 3D objects have been around for many years. But recently this fascinating technology has reached the point where the personal 3D printer has become a reality. At … Continue reading

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