History's Hand: Inventor's Mind

The creative endeavor of inventing has existed since humankind first populated the earth. As individuals and teams, we have pursued innovation as a means of addressing life’s challenges, big and small. This rich history of problem solving reveals some truly fascinating patterns and concepts that can delight and inform inventors of the modern day.

Designed for today’s inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, as well as history buffs and the intellectually curious, this interactive webinar series features several installments moderated by USPTO Historian Adam Bisno. He's assembled a group of historians with great stories to tell about specific inventors, their patents, and the crucial role of invention in economic progress. 

This session, “Invention as a team effort: Nikola Tesla, his backer, his lawyer, and his boyfriend,” will feature W. Bernard Carlson, Joseph L. Vaughan Professor of Humanities, Chair of the Engineering and Society Department, Professor of History, and Director of the Engineering Business Programs, University of Virginia.


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For more information, please email Easternregionaloutreachoffice@uspto.gov .

This event is part of a series: History’s Hand: Inventor’s Mind