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How Popular Patents Come to Life: The Slinky’s Simplicity Leads to Intellectual Property Success

Patents Tags: slinky, Unique Patents

Few toys have been more popular than the 72-year-old Slinky. With more than 350 million units sold as of 2012, it has gone down your staircase and beyond.

And the Slinky is an incredible story of how even the simplest ideas should be protected. Its 70-year-old patent remains one of the most lucrative protections of intellectual property the toy industry has ever seen—withstanding the test of time and leading to countless sales and licensing opportunities.

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