Posts Tagged: abraham lincoln


The Categorical Imperative for Innovation and Patenting

In his Categorical Imperative, Kant simplifies a moral argument position for an individual by asking a question: if you thought that your position or Statement would be …
By Raymond Van Dyke
1 year ago 8

Happy Birthday Patent System: Hope Springs Eternal

In 1790, the U.S. patent laws were first enacted and individuals could obtain a patent under the new federal government. For about a century beforehand, British citizens …
By Raymond Van Dyke
2 years ago 8

America innovates most when government stands behind a stable property rights regime

America innovates most when property rights are stable and government gets out of the way so risk takers can dream the impossible and then go accomplish those …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 39

Ted Cruz has much in common with Abraham Lincoln, thanks to patents

For Cruz his depth of sincere appreciation and awareness of the role patents and private property rights comes from his meager roots, from his work as an …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Music lover, history buff, Mr. Fix-it – Getting to Know Bruce Kisliuk

QUINN: ''I always refer to myself as a geek or a nerd. Do you wear that too as a badge of honor?'' KISLIUK: ''Oh, absolutely. When …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Lincoln loved our patent system, Let’s not tear it down

Abraham Lincoln once called the patent system one of the three greatest advances in human history, along with the discovery of America and the printing press... The …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 11

Patent Erosion 2013: What Would the Founding Fathers Think?

As the end of 2013 approaches and I look back on what has transpired I am saddened to see that through the year patent rights have continued to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 26

Celebrating Presidents Who Advocated for the U.S. Patent System

President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln both played an important role in the development of the U.S. patent system. Given that today we celebrate these …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Gary Michelson’s Letter to Congress Supporting Patent Reform

What follows is a letter to Congress from Gary K. Michelson, MD, published here with permission.... First to invent versus first to file is the proverbial tempest …
By Gary K. Michelson
9 years ago 23

Statement of Senator Birch Bayh on the 30th Anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act

Bayh-Dole was created because of a glaring problem-- billions of hard earned tax dollars invested annually in government R&D were being squandered by ineffective government patent …
By Senator Birch Bayh
9 years ago 10

San Francisco Chronicle Thinks Gravity is an Idea

There are a lot of crazies coming out of the woodwork with respect to the ACLU’s efforts to have the patent laws of the United States …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 28