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  • My First Patent: Sticking to It

    02 März 2016
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    My First Patent: Sticking to It

    The clock can tick loudly when you’re waiting for your first patent. Yorinobu Takamatsu of 3M Japan says it was worth the wait. He worked for five years to find a water-borne, pressure-sensitive adhesive for construction – and waited 12 years for the patent to be approved. His invention is still being used today in masking tape in Japan. And yes, it will stick to concrete and mortar.

    My First Patent: Sticking to It

    The clock can tick loudly when you’re waiting for your first patent. Yorinobu Takamatsu of 3M Japan says it was worth the wait. He worked for five years to find a water-borne, pressure-sensitive adhesive for construction – and waited 12 years for the patent to be approved. His invention is still being used today in masking tape in Japan. And yes, it will stick to concrete and mortar.

    My First Patent: Sticking to It

    The clock can tick loudly when you’re waiting for your first patent. Yorinobu Takamatsu of 3M Japan says it was worth the wait. He worked for five years to find a water-borne, pressure-sensitive adhesive for construction – and waited 12 years for the patent to be approved. His invention is still being used today in masking tape in Japan. And yes, it will stick to concrete and mortar.

    “Fortunately, I have had such an exciting experience with my lab work, I have continued to devote myself to research and development.”
    YORINOBU TAKAMATSU
    SENIOR SPECIALIST, 3M CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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