Six Inventions to Catch a Mouse

September 8, 2014

“Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door,” goes the saying. Below are images from a half-dozen international patent applications filed in recent years by various inventors who have taken up the challenge.  Click the links to access the full patent application in the PATENTSCOPE database.

This is part of an occasional series taking a different look at the role intellectual property plays in everyday life.

1. Portable Electrical Mouse Trap

PATENTSCOPE US6865843

2. Better Mouse Trap System

PATENTSCOPE US08186098

3. Magnetic Mouse Trap

PATENTSCOPE US20090241409

4. Mouse Trap

PATENTSCOPE US20070193108

5. Mouse Trap with Guillotine Killing Mechanism

PATENTSCOPE US20140020278

6. Rat or Mouse Trap

PATENTSCOPE US4662101