Why Has America Stopped Inventing

Why Has America Stopped Inventing

by Darin Gibby

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ISBN-13: 9781614480488
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Darin Gibby is a patent attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend and has nearly twenty years of experience in obtaining patents on hundreds of inventions from the latest mountain bikes to life-saving cardiac equipment.  He has built IP portfolios for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has monetized patents on a range of products from computer disk drives to in-line skates. He is a sought-after speaker on IP issues at businesses, colleges and technology forums.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction:     The Patent Game
Chapter One:     Life Could Be Better
Chapter Two:     How America’s Innovation Began—Eli Whitney
Chapter Three:     The U.S. Gets Her First Patent Office
Chapter Four:     America’s Laws Get Broken In
Chapter Five:     In Come the Models
Chapter Six:     America Gets Rubber Fever
Chapter Seven:     A New Patent Office and Patent Statute
Chapter Eight:     The Patent Office Rescues Colt and Morse
Chapter Nine:     McCormick and Goodyear Secure Their Rotunda Fame
Chapter Ten:     Singer Starts the Patent Wars
Chapter Eleven: Colt Turns to the Courts
Chapter Twelve:    Goodyear Seeks Out Daniel Webster
Chapter Thirteen:  The Legal Elite Join the Fight: Lincoln and His Future Cabinet Take Sides on the McCormick Reaper Case
Chapter Fourteen:    Morse Encounters Salmon P. Chase
Chapter Fifteen:    The Aftermath
Chapter Sixteen:    The Old Curiosity Shop Is Mothballed
Chapter Seventeen:     The Telephone and the Automobile
Chapter Eighteen:      The Patent Office Confronts the Ether
Chapter Nineteen:     In Come the Wright Brothers
Chapter Twenty:     Where Did the Inventors Go?
Chapter Twenty One:     The Staggering Cost of Inventing
Chapter Twenty Two:     How Do We Fix This?
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