The inventor of video game: Ralph Bear

Nowadays video game techonology is so sofisticated that the world created are so accurated and real that we forgot how they looked the first home console systems.

Today we decided to go on a little travel inside the video game history, presenting the man who made possible for us today enjoying the modern video console: Ralph Bear, also known as the serial inventor who built the world’s first video game console.

The video has been developed by David Friedman, from the series of video portraits “Inventors”, for PBS Digital Studios.



2019-04-19T06:20:18+02:00Categories: Patents world|Tags: , |

Oktoberfest and patents

The legendary Munich’s annual Oktoberfest is approaching: an outstanding event able to bring over 6 million visitors in just a couple of weeks.

Since we are always looking for links between IP and the most various fields, it may be interesting to talk about an aspect that hardly anybody knows, that is the relation between Oktoberfest and patents and the pioneering role that this celebration plays in new technology.

So, for our “Patents world” section this week we took inspiration from this very interesting and amusing video developed by the EPO (European Patent Office):


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A prolific inventor from Japan: Katsushige Nakamura

Japan, as is well known, is one of the most highly capable countries of innovation, especially in the R&D field.
Today for “Patents world” we include a video developed by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) about a prolific inventor who come right from Japan: Katsushige Nakamura, president of Mitaka Kohk, a small company with just 50 employees specialized in high-precision measurement tools.

Katsushige Nakamura, inventor, Japan from WIPO on Vimeo. (more…)

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The “Etch a Sketch” inventor: André Cassagnes

Today for “Patents world” we talk about André Cassagnes, the man who invented legendary toy: the “Etch a sketch”, herald of the modern tablets. We present a video through which The Ohio Art Company and the Toy & Game Inventors Conference (TAGIE) honor him and his timeless invention.

André Cassagnes was born in 1926 outside Paris. As a young man, started to work in a factory as electrical technician, and in the late 1950s, while installing a light-switch plate, he peeled the translucent protective label off the new plate, and happened to make some inscriptions on it in pencil. He noticed that the marks became visible on the reverse side of the decal. This is the origin of the idea of inventing a drawing toy.  (more…)

2019-04-19T06:20:26+02:00Categories: Patents world|Tags: , , |