Federal Holidays

Date Holiday Name
Oct-09 Columbus Day

Observances

Date Holiday Name
Oct-02 Child Health Day
Oct-09 Leif Erikson Day
Oct-13 Navy Birthday
Oct-15 White Cane Safety Day
Oct-16 Boss’s Day
Oct-18 Diwali/Deepavali
Oct-31 Halloween

IP Facts

Date Events
October 2, 1608 Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands
October 5, 1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention.
October 8, 1945 Microwave oven patented
October 10, 1868 Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine
October 11, 1929 Emanuel Nielsen filed a patent on Hair drier (US1821525A)
October 14, 1834 First black to obtain a US patent, Henry Blair, for a corn planter
October 17, 1888 Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie)
October 18, 1931 Thomas Edison, inventor who lit up our life (held 1200 patents), dies at 84
October 20, 1781 Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
October 21, 1977 The European Patent Institute is founded.
October 24, 1836 Earliest American patent for a phosphorus friction match by Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts
October 28, 1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
October 30, 1894 Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in industrial production of pandoro traditional Italian sweet yeast bread).

IP Conferences

Dates Conference
October 2 – 3 IIPLA 2nd Annual Meeting 2017 Silicon Valley, Palo Alto
October 4 – 7 PTMG Autumn Conference, Toronto, Canada
October 13 – 17 2017 AIPPI World Congress, Sydney, Australia
October 19 – 21 AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
October 22 – 25 LES USA / Canada 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago
October 25 – 28 FICPI Open Forum, Venice, Italy