Medical Product Receives Milestone U.S. Patent

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The U.S. patent office issued patent No. 8,000,000 on Tuesday. It went to Second Sight Medical Products for an invention the company says enhances visual perception for a certain kind of blindness. The first patent was issued in 1836 to Sen. John Ruggles, who was known as the "Father of the U.S. Patent office." It was for a cog mechanism in locomotives.

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