As one who works with patents and trademarks on a daily basis, I enjoy learning about intellecual property that helped shape history. A current exhibit at the USPTO Museum called Exercising Ingenuity displays just that–“inventions, patents, and trademarks that have emerged from the fitness, nutrition, and exercise industries.”
The Exercising Ingenuity exhibit allows museum patrons to learn about a variety of famous inventions related to the exercise industry over time. For example, the exhibit includes information on Gatorade, the ThighMaster, and GORE-TEX.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from noon to 5pm.