This is a little crazy, but she fought the law & the law won. Catherine Hettinger invented the gadget more than 20 years ago. But she couldn’t afford to renew her patent in 2005. ACan you believe these tweets?!
Catherine Hettinger pitched her invention of Fidget Spinners to Hasbro 20 years ago and they said no https://t.co/nr81l3H59L
— Money (@MONEY) May 3, 2017
The fidget spinner went viral in January of 2017 shortly after the original U.S. Patent expired. #fidgetspinneranthropology 5/5
— David A. Scott (@AuldViking) April 26, 2017
— Brett Kirkland (@BrettKirkland) May 4, 2017
Only about 3% of inventions make any money.” – Catherine Hettinger, creator of the fidget spinner with her granddaughter Chloe pic.twitter.com/45k5DYkhmj
— NEWInfo (@Prosperoboba) May 3, 2017
Catherine Hettinger needs to be rewarded for her invention – not cool at all that she has been cut out.https://t.co/xoSAFTthcl
— Chop Shop (@Chopshop2011) May 4, 2017
So I don’t know how you can do it, but if you want to buy one, buy one off of the OG, Catherine!