Landmark 8 Millionth U.S. Patent Awarded to Second Sight Medical’s Retinal Prosthesis

On July 31, 1790, the first United States patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for a process for making potash. Millions of patents have been issued in the 221 years since, many of them related to medical devices and technologies. This week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the awarding of the 8 millionth patent – (Read more...)

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