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The patent truth, did you know…

that the Motion Picture Patents Company was started by Thomas Edison?


The Motion Picture Patents Company, started by Thomas Edison in New Jersey, held patents covering virtually the entire movie making process; the common wisdom is that the existence of the Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC) in New Jersey facilitated the creation of the movie industry in Hollywood because the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was known to rule against patent holders.

The Patent Guys are attorneys in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of the law firm of Gertner Mandel LLC providing legal support for legal, technical & business issues.