Olive & Olive, P.A. - Durham NC Intellectual Property Attorneys
Durham NC Intellectual Property Attorneys
500 Memorial Street
Post Office Box 2049
Durham, NC 27702

Phone: 919.683.5514
Fax: 919.688.3781
Olive & Olive, P.A.
Patent
-1790 The First Patent Issued to Samuel Hopkins for his invention of a new apparatus and process for making potash and pearl ash
-1790 - 1836 Approximately 10,000 patents were issued, all unnumbered
-1836 Patent Number 1 The first numbered patent was issued to J. Ruggles for his invention of traction wheels
-1911 Patent Number 1,000,000 Issued to Francis Holton for his invention of a tubeless vehicle tire
-1935 Patent Number 2,000,000 Issued to Joseph Ledwinka for his invention of a vehicle wheel to increase the safety and longevity of pneumatic tires
-1961 Patent Number 3,000,000 Issued to Kenneth Eldredge for his invention of an automated reading system that  translated numbers, letters and symbols into data processing code
-1976 Patent Number 4,000,000 Issued to Robert Mendenhall for his invention of a process for recycling asphalt
-1991 Patent Number 5,000,000 Issued to Lonnie Ingram, Tyrrell Conway and Flavio Alterthum for their invention of a more efficient way to produce fuel ethanol
-1999 Patent Number 6,000,000 Issued to Jeffrey Hawkins and Michael Albanese for their invention of a data transfer system (HotSync)
-2006 Patent Number 7,000,000 Issued to John O’Brien for his invention of “polysaccharide fibers” (cotton-like fibers biologically derived from plants such as corn) and a method of producing them