October 02, 2006

This Thursday, several organizations are working together to honor the "flying machine" patent authored by Harry A. Toulmin and issued to Wilbur and Orville Wright on May 22, 1906. According to the Dayton Daily News, "Thursday's events will include the unveiling of a statue of Toulmin on downtown Springfield's Fountain Square, across from the restored Bushnell Building where Toulmin had his office." In addition, a dinner will be hosted at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, including a program entitled "The Lawyer's Role in Innovation." The President-elect of the American Bar Association, Bill Neukom, and the United States Patent Commissioner, John Doll, will both be speaking at the event. For those in the Dayton area, this program is free and will be held at the Joseph E. Keller Hall at the University of Dayton starting at 6:30PM.

U.S. Patent No. 821,393: LINK
Dayton Daily News Article: LINK
"Lawyers Promoting Innovation" Event Brochure: LINK
University of Dayton School of Law Website: LINK


David J. French said...

David French writes:

I have a rather long article on the subject of the Wright brothers patent. The premise is that if this patent were to issue today, then it would not have been enforced against Glenn Curtiss.

If someone would like to review it in its longer, unedited format, I would be pleased to send a copy. In return, I would like some feedback.

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