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Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor

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Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S. patents, but he’s most interested in an invention for which he gets no credit: the Post-it Note, that ubiquitous sticky-back product made into a worldwide success by the 3M Company. Amron, 67, says he invented what he called the Press-on Memo in 1973, a full year before…

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