The Hand of History - The Mind of the Inventor
Join the USPTO for a multipart series on history and invention by registering for the The Hand of History—The Mind of the Inventor.
About this event
Join us for a month-long journey into the history of innovation by registering for the USPTO webinar series, The Hand of History—The Mind of the Inventor, and uncover the key concepts, gleaned from the experience of historical inventors, that continue to shape our world and our inventive activities.
Just like last year, but with a focus more on the 20th century than the 19th, we’ve assembled a group of historians with great stories to tell about specific inventors, their patents, and the crucial role of invention in economic progress. Presenters will delight attendees with their in-depth knowledge of iconic inventors and their successes, failures, and idiosyncrasies, which combine to reveal the inventive genius of patentees from the 1900s to the 1950s, a golden age of American patenting and progress. USPTO historian Adam Bisno will moderate, fielding your questions and keeping the discussion moving.
Designed for today’s inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, as well as history buffs and the intellectually curious, this interactive webinar series features four installments. We encourage you to register now for one, several, or all of the sessions.
Marc Raboy, Professor Emeritus, Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University
Inventor: Gugliemo Marconi
Invention: Wireless telecommunications networks
Evan I. Schwartz, Author, journalist, documentary filmmaker
Inventor: Philo Farnsworth
Jill D. Snider, Historian, author
Inventor: Lucean Arthur Headen
Inventions: Engines, automobiles, and aircraft anti-icing methods
Rebekah Oakes, Public historian, USPTO Social Media Manager
Inventor: Beulah Louise Henry
Inventions: Toys, typewriter attachments, sewing machines, and apparel
For more information, please email Easternregionaloutreachoffice@uspto.gov.
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- Tuesday, June 28, 2022
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm
- USPTO events