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Development
of the car

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The story of
an imaginary
invention

The story of an invention and a number of patents

New ideas tend to spark more ideas. The patent system is designed to help people develop their ideas. Follow the story of an imaginary invention to learn more about how patents work.

Note: these are not all patented or patentable inventions (most developments in this story are too obvious to be patentable) and this is not a true story.

 The story of an imaginary invention