The Hand of History-The Mind of the Inventor Session 2: Television

Join us for a month-long journey into the history of innovation by registering for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) webinar series, The Hand of History—The Mind of the Inventor. The series will focus on 20th century inventions, led by a group of historians with great stories to tell about specific inventors, their patents, and the crucial role of invention in economic progress from the 1900s to the 1950s. 

The second session in this series will discuss the inventor of the television, Philo Farnsworth, led by author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, Evan I. Schwartz. USPTO historian, Adam Bisno, will moderate.

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For more information and to register for upcoming sessions, please visit The Hand of History-The Mind of the Inventor series page on the USPTO website

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