INNOVATION IS the motivating force in most businesses. Without new inventions and ideas, companies would be unable to keep up with competition and would stagnate. This has been true since America was made up of 13 separate colonies, and the United States of America was only a dream for visionaries. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, who played a role in forming both the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the United States Constitution in 1787, is often credited with discovering electricity.

In truth, Franklin invented the lightening rod that led to discoveries about how electricity works. He also invented bifocals, the odometer, and the Franklin stove. Inventors such as Franklin have an intellectual property right to own their inventions, and ...

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