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Although only 10% of all patents awarded through 2000 were given to women, it is not too late to change the game in the 21st century. Women have fantastic ideas for inventions, but they must overcome more obstacles than their male counterparts.
In the example of Sybilla Masters, a Native American who lived in colonial America, the law was simply against her. She invented a new way to turn corn into cornmeal and headed off to Europe to obtain a patent. Women, at that time, couldn’t own property, which included intellectual property. So when a patent was finally issued for this procedure, it was issued to her husband Thomas, not her.
Property laws were not the only thing standing in the way of women inventors throughout history. Another was that women were often denied education, particularly technical education. Those who focused their efforts on inventions that would improve household tasks were ridiculed for creating things ‘too domestic.’
The first American woman to earn her won patent was Mary Kies, in 1809.
Kies developed a way of weaving straw into hats that helped spur New England’s economic boom. She led the way for women inventors and their ability to receive proper credit for their ideas.
Several women have recently praised Idea Design Studio for their support, including Araceli Madrigal, who said, “Idea Design Studio was extremely helpful, they worked with me on my time and the whole process was really easy.”
Another female Idea Design Studio client, Beverly Kuzman, agrees. “Without the expertise of The Idea Design Studio, I would never have been able to develop The Boobie Express. They were able to guide a total novice through the many steps necessary. Everyone I worked with was patient and knowledgeable. They are deserving of a five rating.”
Another great example of a female inventor was German actress Hedy Lamar. Lamar and her friend were responsible for inventing a ‘Secret Communications System’ and received a patent for an idea of a radio signaling device. Lamar’s idea was designed to keep enemies from decoding radio messages, particularly in an effort to defeat the Nazis during World War II. It is now believed to be an important step in securing communications for the military. She was lauded for her efforts all the way through 1997, when she received the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award and became the first woman to receive the BULBIE.
Inventors, let nothing stand in your way! Idea Design Studio is proud to help all inventors work towards their dreams. Contact Idea Design Studio to get started on your great idea today!
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