Immigrant Inventors: Past and Present. - The Vilcek Foundation

The United States still leads the world in the number and importance of patentable inventions; last year alone, close to 500,000 patent applications were filed in this country. (Of course, many U.S. patent applications are filed by inventors living abroad.) In our current newsletter, the Vilcek Foundation illustrates a less well-known aspect of inventorship – the contribution of immigrants to inventions created in the US. As an immigrant and a patent holder myself, this is a topic very close to my heart.

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