Claims & Counterclaims

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” Samuel Butler   The Patent Race ended in a courtroom.  In 1775, Richard Arkwright, ever the astute entrepreneur, patented an assortment of … Continue reading Claims & Counterclaims

The Patent Race

“The spinning wheel made England into a powerhouse.” Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-in-chief, MAKE We like to choose sides. It makes everything less complex because we allow ourselves to identify emotionally with … Continue reading The Patent Race

Reeds, Clocks & Wigs

“My father told me, never have partners.” Howard Hughes The Richard Arkwright narrative integrates many themes, from innovation and development to human rights and international trade.   But it is first … Continue reading Reeds, Clocks & Wigs