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Useful information for the individual inventor.

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This page provides information for Rutgers researchers through its FAQ list.  The sidebar on the left side of the page to "Documents and Forms" provides a link to the Rutgers Patent Policy.

The ORC at Rutgers University provides "patenting, marketing, licensing, start-up company formation and other commercialization support to our student and faculty researchers at three campuses throughout New Jersey." 

The Edison Papers is co-sponsored by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the National Park Service, the New Jersey Historical Commission, and the Smithsonian Institution.  Thomas Alva Edison was the most prolific inventor in American history. He amassed a record 1,093 patents covering key innovations and minor improvements in wide range of fields, including telecommunications, electric power, sound recording, motion pictures, primary and storage batteries, and mining and cement technology. He broadened the notion of invention to encompass what we now call innovation-invention, research, development, and commercialization-and invented the industrial research laboratory.  The Rutgers University's Edison Papers web site provides full text of Thomas Edison's 1,093 United States patents.




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