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On April 26th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Washington, D.C., as well as across the country in Houston , Chicago and Silicon Valley . The theme of this year’s World IP Day is “Innovation – Improving Lives.” One program which is a prime example innovation improving lives is Patents for Humanity , the USPTO’s awards competition...