Bob Moog Inducted to Inventors Hall of Fame

Without Bob Moog and his synthesiser, there is no telling where rock, pop and a ton of other genres of music would have gone. The Moog Synthesiser and it’s sound are so incredibly ingrained in us at this point that it’s hard to imagine music, especially from the 80’s, without it. And now Moog is getting his due from an unlikely source.

The United States Patents and Trademark Office are inducting Moog and his patent #3475623 (The Moog Ladder Filter) which was used in the minimoog and can be heard on everything from albums Michael Jackson to Brian Eno.

Moog Music Today stated

Everyone at Moog Music is grateful to be a small part of continuing Bob’s work and the enduring legacy of Patent No. 3475623. We would like thank the USPTO for recognizing Bob’s great innovation.

You can read more about it here.

Brent Chittenden

Brent Chittenden is a freelance writer with a gift for the geek. Currently a writer with A Journal Of Musical Things and a podcaster with True North Nerds, he's also written for Comic Book Daily, Explore Music and a dozen other places. Currently, he is the co-host of the True North Nerds podcast. You can find out more at

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