Trivia Question: 8/16/12 – Japan’s First Patent

Japan Patent OfficeThis week in history… Japan’s first patent was issued on August 14, 1885.


What did the inventor that was issued Patent Number 1 in Japan invent?


Rust-Proof Paint


The history of Japanese patent law began with the opening of the country that began in the Meiji era during which Japanese society moved from being an isolated feudal country to its modern form..  The first substantial patent law in Japan was established by the “Patent Monopoly Act” on April 18, 1885.  The first seven patents under the Patent Monopoly Act were granted on August 14, 1885.

Hotta Zuisho obtained Japanese Patent No. 1 for an anti corrosive paint.


A total of 37 people checked into tonight’s net.  Of those, 2 had the correct answer to the Trivia Question. Congratulations go out to:

  • Leon – AF6TT
  • Louie – AD6UP

Thanks to everyone who checked in to tonight’s Net.

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