Thomas David Petite
Born: May 30, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia
T. David Petite is one of the early inventors of the wireless ad hoc network or Wireless Mesh Technology that enables all mobile phones to work today. He is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe and founder of the Native American Intellectual Property Enterprise Council, a non-profit organization helping Native American inventors and communities around the country. Petite has over 50 U.S. patents.