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. 

Register now for any or all five of our June 2021 sessions. 

The first session, “Licensing the First U.S. Patent: Samuel Hopkins, Eli Cogswell, and the Inventor-Entrepreneur,” will feature Dr. Arthur Daemmrich, Director of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution.

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