Intellectual Property holdings of George Gorton Machine Co.
After the employees, one of the most important assets of a product-oriented
company is it's Intellectual Property portfolio. For some companies, this
is primarily based upon Brand recognition; people buy the product because of
the name of the product. These products are typically trademarked. Trademarks
can be applied for by anyone, and there are no specific requirements of
innovation for trademarks. Another type of Intellectual Property is the Patent,
which gives the patent holder (often called the "Assignee") the exclusive rights
to use the invention described in a patent. Without getting too specific (because
I'm sure I'll get details wrong) patents are required to be: novel and non-obvious.
That is, it is a new way to do something, never done by anyone else. Patents
are processed by government patent examiners, and often take a number of years
to be granted.
Over the history of the George Gorton Machine Co, a number of patents were issued
either to George Gorton, or (as the company grew) assigned to the company.
Here are the known intellectual property holdings of the company:
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- The Patented Inventions of George
Gorton II, as well as some held by George Gorton III. For patents granted
starting around 1930, it becomes less obvious which George is the inventor.
- The Patented Inventions of Employees
of Gorton Machine.
- The registered Trademarks of Gorton Machine.
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