How to Celebrate National Inventors’ Day

February 10, 2017

If it weren’t for inventors, life would be much more difficult and certainly a lot less interesting. Whether it’s a cell phone, can opener, or the assembly line your car was built on, we owe inventors a huge debt of gratitude.

One way to say “thank you” is by celebrating National Inventors’ Day.

National Inventors’ Day got its start in 1983 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11th, which is Thomas Edison’s birthday, as the official day of recognition for America’s inventors.

President Reagan knew that the hard work of inventors and innovators propelled this country forward. That’s why America must commit to maintaining a strong patent system. Without the clear-cut economic incentive provided by patents, we could potentially see a reduction in the 3.9 million jobs created as a result of patent-intensive industries in the United States.

Here are 3 ways you can celebrate National Inventors’ Day and support inventors today.

  1. Know an inventor personally? Give them a call and tell them you appreciate what they do.
  2. Send a tweet telling your followers why you’re voicing your support for inventors today. Click here to tweet.
  3. Sign up for our email newsletter. We’ll keep you informed about how you can keep the patent system strong and keep inventors inventing. Do that here.