Season 2 Ep #11: Come Fly With Us! IP Takes to the Sky
This week IP Goes Pop! takes to the skies to explore intellectual property in the world of aviation. From the first flight in Kitty Hawk, NC, to the advancements in aircraft that came out of World War I, what patents have taken to the skies since the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903?
In this episode Volpe Koenig Shareholders and IP Goes Pop! co-hosts, Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue, are joined by fellow Volpe Koenig attorney (and seasoned pilot) Tom Mattioli. If you’ve ever wondered why we use the word “fuselage” for the body of an aircraft, fasten your seatbelt as Michael, Joe, and Tom take you on the turbulent journey of the intellectual property that got us into the skies.
Timestamps & Resources:
2:05 Tom’s Background in the Skies
7:12 Iconic Aviation Movies
11:29 The Wright Brothers
- Famous Photo in Kitty Hawk, NC
- Patent #821393 - March 23, 1903 (16:37)
- Protected the controlling of the wing movement techniques
- Wright Brothers television movie of 1971 (22:38)
- The Wright brothers’ “patent wars” (24:43)
- Ailerons vs. Wing-Warping
30:23 Final Thoughts
- Strategize early regarding your invention, but be flexible
- Don’t lose sight of the invention you want to cover in your patent