On 16 February 2017, the Lemelson Center, the USPTO, and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property hosted a panel discussion that explored the history of innovation and the broader social, political, and legal context in which it occurred in the late nineteenth century in the United States. Speakers adressed the historical role of patents, research-intensive startups, litigation, and licensing in an important period of disruptive innovation.
Dr. Lonnie Johnson has devoted his life to solving some of the world’s most complex technological problems.
During World War II, Higgins Industries grew to over 20,000 workers to meet demand.
Author and former Lemelson Center fellow Sarah Kate Gillespie discusses her new book on the history of the daguerreotype.
Casey Cater, Lemelson Center Fellow and Ph.D. candidate at Georgia State, discusses how electric energy was marketed and sold in the post-war south.