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Delays skew patent system in favor of big corporations, some inventors say

Jun 16, 2022
It can take years for a patent to be granted, unless the inventor can pony up extra cash for expedited handling.
The first patent was granted in 1790. Since then, the Patent and Trademark Office has issued about 11 million.
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Startups see untapped potential in apartment buildings

Aug 25, 2017
High-rise apartment buildings are a target for the growing home-sharing economy.
Construction workers work beside new apartment buildings in downtown Los Angeles, California on April 5, 2017.
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