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One Hundred Patents That Shaped the Modern World

David Segal


The Internet has allowed people to access information that previously was difficult to obtain. It is important to know the information is true and accurate and does not represent ‘fake news’ or alternative facts. Patents describe inventions and contain accurate information, as patents are examined and their accuracy can be challenged. This book shows how patents and the inventions they describe have shaped the modern world, that is the world in the twenty-first century. Patent documents that date from the mid-nineteenth century to the present time are used in the text and the subject matter co ... More

Keywords: patents, fake news, alternative facts, inventions, transistors, modern world, life sciences, engineering, physical sciences

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834311
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834311.001.0001


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David Segal, author

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