18 picked for Inventors Hall of Fame

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WASHINGTON -- Inventors of the MRI, the Ethernet, the LP record and a popular weedkiller are among 18 people picked for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The Akron, Ohio-based hall of fame was founded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations. It has inducted members since 1973 and will have honored 331 inventors with the new class.

The hall once was at the Patent Office in Washington, but has been in Akron since 1995.

The new inductees include seven living and 11 deceased inventors. Two induction ceremonies will take place in May in Akron.

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