Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by the hard work of inventors from around the world. The alarm clock that wakes us up in the morning, the car we drive to work, the phone we talk on and the GPS that takes us home – each one was created by innovators driven to improve our everyday lives. And each product has unique intellectual property protections which help ensure the people responsible can be rewarded for their contribution to the world.
During your day, take time to look around you and recognize the integral role of innovation and intellectual property in making our lives possible. For example, throughout a modern kitchen, nearly everything we touch has an intellectual property story: