Invention Geek – Youngest Patent Holder?

Question from Jim S.:
My 5 year old daughter is always coming up with fabulous ideas for inventions. How old was the youngest person to receive a patent?

The youngest person to be granted a patent is Sydney Dittman, a four-year-old girl from Houston, Texas, for an aid for grasping round knobs. She was granted Patent 5,231,733 on August 3, 1993.

View the patent at the USPTO.

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