There is a lot of controversy about patents and what makes them “good Patents.” The first USPTO issued its first patent on July 31, 1790, to Samuel Hopkins. Which means patents have been in effect for 228 years in the US alone. As our forward progress moves us out of the material and structure processes, and into the digital and coding process. More individuals and establishments are seeking ways to protect what they feel is a good “digital” idea, with a patent. And we feel a digital inventors journal is an excellent way to accomplish just that.