IP Number of the Day

Number of 25th October 2021

1973-en

In 1973 Dr Martin Cooper general manager at Motorola communications system division made the first public mobile phone call on a device that weighed 1.1Kg.

Number of 22 October 2021

600-en

The global output for AI research grew from just over 52,000 globally in 2000 to roughly 403,000 in 2019, representing an increase of more than 600%

Number of 21st October 2021

1996-en

Patented in 1996, WLAN, or WiFi as it is commonly known, is now installed on an estimated 5 billion devices such as laptops, phones, cameras and games consoles. On 24 November 2013, the CSIRO confirmed that all their WiFi patents finally expired.

Number of 20th October 2021

2%-en

Resale rights give creators the right to receive a share of the profit on resale of a work provided the resale occurs in a specified way. Such share generally varies from 2% to 5% of the total sales price.

Number of 18th October 2021

11-en

Hedy Lamarr is often recognized as an early Hollywood starlet with film credits such as Algiers and Boom Town.

As an inventor, Lamarr made significant contributions to radio and technology and systems. She was granted a patent for secret communication systems under U.S. Patent 2,292,387 on 11 August 1942 (filed using her married name Hedy Kiesler Markey). 

Number of 14th October 2021

1961-en

In 1961, Thomas Bromley created the first electronic clock in his garage. He patented it, but decided not to renew the patent - a decision that costed him millions.

Number of 13th October 2021

490-en

What is the price for the production of counterfeit goods in Bulgaria? The total sales loss in the sector of Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, Wine and Spirits and Toys and Games amounted to BGN 490 million.

Number of 12th October 2021

1809-en

Mary Kies became the first woman to receive a U.S. patent on May 5, 1809 for her method of weaving straw with silk. With her new method, Kies could make and sell beautiful hats, and, by law, no one else could sell hats just like hers.