Billion-dollar ideas are often a result of a seemingly small problem. That is was the case when artist Jim McKelvey found himself attempting to sell $2,000 of handblown glass. His …
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.
By: Nasreen Bakht Brady, Client Engagement Director at IP.com
Kids might be groaning as they head back to school, but when Labor Day passes and we lament the end of summer, I find myself reminiscing about some of my favorite days as a student.