State Intellectual Property Office remembers Nikola Tesla’s 271 patents

ZAGREB, 9 July (Hina) – Croatia’s State Intellectual Property Office on Tuesday published a collection of Nikola Tesla’s patents on Tuesday, of which there were 271 in 26 countries during his life, to coincide with the celebration of National Nikola Tesla Day, honouring one of the world’s greatest scientists.

Tesla was born on 10 July 1856В in the village of Smiljan in the Lika region. In 2014, the Croatian parliament declared this date National Nikola Tesla DayВ as aВ day dedicated to science, technology, and innovation.

Tesla devoted his life to exploring electricity and related fields. His works and inventions significantly contributed to humankind, with many protected by patents, including 112 in the United States.

Around the same time as German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Tesla experimented with X-rays and developed guidelines for working with them. In the late 19th century, he filed a patent for the remote control of boats and vehicles.

At Tesla’s initiative, a high-voltage laboratory was built in Colorado Springs for experiments with wireless communication and lightning. He was also the first to point out the potential of electrotherapy and wireless transmission of information and energy.