The Egolf Patent Collection Exhibit

The Egolf Patent Collection Exhibit

Christopher Egolf, Law School class of ’75, passed away in 2016.  Armed with his law degree and a background in chemical engineering (B.S. and M.S. from MIT), he had a very successful career as a patent attorney.  He also was an avid collector of anything dealing with...

Celebrating 223 Years of U.S. Patents!

On April 10, 1790, George Washington signed “An Act to Promote the Useful Arts,” ch. 7, 1 Stat. 109 (1790), establishing a patent system for the young United States.  The law was the first of its kind to specifically permit the sale of patent rights.  Art....

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