Monday, May 23, 2011

Mortarboard Patents

Yale Law's Commencement is today. Although square graduation hats have been around since the 16th century, there have continued to be improvements in mortarboard technology; for example, a quick Google Patents search revealed that three Chicago inventors filed mortarboard patents in the 1930s, and Ohio-based Thomas La Maida filed three patents in the 1950s. And maybe I should have a graduation cap cover?

Unfortunately, I was unable to locate any scholarship discussing this important topic. But congratulations to all my graduating classmates!

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