USPTO Opens Exhibit of Michael Jackson’s Patent and Trademarks

The US Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum are presenting a special exhibit featuring material from Michael Jackson’s patent and trademark applications.

The exhibit is free and open to the public starting Wednesday, July 15, and runs through Labor Day. Mr. Jackson is the co-inventor of a “system for allowing a shoe wearer to lean forward beyond his center of gravity by virtue of wearing a specially designed pair of shoes which will engage with a hitch member movably projectable through a stage surface.” Included in the patent application is an original sample of Michael Joseph Jackson’s signature and drawings of his invention.