Topic: General

Rainmakers Always Disrupt the Legal Practice

The legal world is abuzz with talk of disruption from various “legaltech” software companies, but disruption actually happens all the time in law firms (both big and small).  New problems crop up, requiring new...

The Top Ten Patent Wars – Airplanes (#2)

The Wright Brothers, like Henry Ford, defied many of the typical notions of a famous inventor using the U.S. patent system to derive fame and fortune. They are amongst history’s most-famous inventors, their exploits well-known...

The Top Ten Patent Wars – Telephones (#4)

While the smartphone patent wars have captivated recent legal news cycles, a much more controversial telephone war occurred in the late 1870s and 1880s based on a strange and curious fact – Alexander Graham...

Top Ten Patent Wars – Cotton Gin (#8)

Why is Whitney So Important? Next on our list of Top Ten Patent Wars is not the one that most patent historians think of, the so-called “Sewing Machine” Wars of the 1850s-1860s, which is...

The Top Ten Patent Wars – Radio (#9)

Like many great inventions, radio had many fathers. But Guglielmo Marconi is generally regarded as the “inventor of radio”. Marconi, an Italian who lived in England, was the first to practically deploy a system for wireless...

The Top Ten Patent Wars – Television (#10)

Philo T. Farnsworth is now generally considered to be the inventor of the television. But he was prevented from realizing the windfall that should have resulted due to patent litigation brought by the Radio Corporation...