Thursday, July 26, 2012
In order to promote awareness of Intellectual Property and the value of inventions among America's youth, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has commissioned and issued a series of "trading cards," similar to baseball cards. The cards include biographical information about inventors, and describe some of their contributions to modern science and industry.
Popular cards include famous inventors such as Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver and Nikola Tesla.
Some of the cards are a bit more obscure and therefore may be far more valuable to serious collectors, such as the one for David J. Kappos, the current Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, seen at right.