Alexander Graham Bell had 18 patents issued to him only, and 12 issued to him and collaborators.
In the USA alone there have been over 8,300,000 patents issued. Add to these all of the other patents in all of the other countries and you will have your answer.
Three patents (one for cosmetics, and two for paints and stains) were issued to George Washington Carver
In the US, about 8 million.
In the US there were 417,325 utility patents, 19,256 design patents, and 10,263 renewals between 1860 and 1890.
The US Patent Office issued 99,200 total patents from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 1990, including 9 reissue patents, 6 plant patents, 194 design patents, and 98,991 utility patents.
That would be only President Lincoln.
In the US, 276,788 patents were awarded in calendar year 2012. A surprisingly detailed list is linked below.
There wasn't a patent office until 1900's.
Some of Tesla's patents are not accounted for, and various sources have discovered some that have lain hidden in patent archives. There are a minimum of 278 patents issued to Tesla in 26 countries that have been accounted for.
I believe the final count was 1093 patents issued to Tom.
Elijah McCoy had 57 patents , born in Canada and I don't care what people say he is not might've been the most stupid and ugly looking person in the world
Patents are issued by governments. Although many of them have the same definitions for patents, they sometimes disagree. You can get a patent in the United States for genetic cloning but not in some European countries, as an example.
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1093! - The largest number held by any one person at that time. Today, there are dozens of companies that get more than that number of patents issued in the USA in a single year. Many of Edison' patents were invalid because he stole the ideas, including all of his so-called "light bulb patents", which were stripped by the patent office in 1893.
so many died
99,220, including utility patents, plant patents, design patents, and reissues.
The USPTO granted a total of 247,727 patents from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011, including Reissue Patents, Plant Patents, Design Patents, and Utility Patents.
The goal of many Utopian societies was to achieve perfection.
many like cleaning and cooking and farming
In the early 1800s, many immigrants came from Ireland
Because they want money
they were considered to be a desert
Spyderco has 54 patents and 36 trademarks.