Inventor Joseph Marron and patent assignee Raytheon Company receive patent no. 10,000,000 for a “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection,” which improves laser detection and ranging (LADAR). It is our Patent of the Year for 2018.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent number 10 million on June 19, 2018. This milestone of human ingenuity perhaps exceeds even the Founding Fathers’ expectations when they called for a patent system in the Constitution to “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.” It is the showcase of over more than two centuries of innovation in America since the following passage of the 1790 Patent Act.