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PATRIOTS AND PATENTEES. By. Howard M. Peters Peters, Verny, Jones & Schmitt, L.L.P. 425 Sherman Avenue #230 Palo Alto, CA 94306 & Sally B. Peters Information Center PARC Inc. 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304.

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Patriots and patentees

PATRIOTS AND PATENTEES

By

Howard M. Peters

Peters, Verny, Jones & Schmitt, L.L.P.

425 Sherman Avenue #230

Palo Alto, CA 94306

&

Sally B. Peters

Information Center

PARC Inc.

3333 Coyote Hill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

A Comparison Of Some Revolutionaries Who Fought To Create the United States Of America And U.S Patentees And Their Ancestors


Part 1
Part 1

  • The U.S. Patent System and its limitations


Part 2
Part 2

  • The Genealogical Societies and their limitations

  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Sons of the American Revolution

  • Sons and Daughters of the American Colonists


Part 3
Part 3

  • A comparison and correlations of Revolutionary War service and U.S. Patentees and their ancestors

  • The surprise connections and their stories


The u s patent system and its limitations
The U.S. Patent System and its Limitations

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Colonial Patents prior to 1790

  • 1790 Constitution Article I Section 8

  • 1836 complete revision of U.S. Patent laws

  • U.S. Patent Office building in Washington burned down

  • New numbering system and models

  • Now approaching 7,000,000


The genealogical societies and their limitations
The Genealogical Societies and their Limitations

The National Society of the Daughters of the

American Revolution

1776 D Street NW

Washington, DC 20006-5303

Main Phone: (202) 628-1776

Constitution Hall Event Information:

(202) 628-4780

*This is the only number for event information

www.DAR.org


The National Society of the Sons of the

American Revolution

1000 S. 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40203

Main Phone: (502) 589-1776

Fax: (502) 589-1671

www.SAR.org


Sons of the Revolution Library

600 South Central Avenue

Glendale, CA 91204

Main Phone: (818) 240-1775

www.srcalifornia.com


Sons and Daughters of the American Colonists

3917 Heritage Hills Drive, #104

Minneapolis, MN 55437

Main Phone: (612) 893-9747


Comparison and correlation of revolutionary war service and u s patentees and their ancestors

Patentees

Residents

Mostly white

Mostly male

Educated

Of some means

Patriots

Residents

Mostly white

Mostly male

Mostly uneducated

A rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight

Comparison and Correlation of Revolutionary War Service and U.S. Patentees and their Ancestors


First u s patent unnumbered samuel hopkins july 31 1790
First U.S. Patent (unnumbered)Samuel HopkinsJuly 31, 1790

  • Manufacture of Potash and Pearlash

  • Patent signed by President George Washington

  • Hopkins was a Quaker, and probably a Pacifist

  • True identity was in dispute for years, until 1990’s

  • Entrepreneur shunned by Quaker brethren

  • No record of Revolutionary War service, so far

  • Went to Canada to obtain rights

  • A cousin (once removed) lived in North Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins was a shrewd investor in the B&O Railroad, not married, and left his $7,000,000 fortune to found Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1876












Future research planned
Future Research Planned

Guggenheim Fellowship Application

www.gf.org

Inventors in the National Inventors Hall of Fame

www.invent.org

United States Patent and Trademark Office

www.uspto.gov


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

  • ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Sons of the American Revolution

  • Justin Kirk Houser, Centre Co. PA, Genealogist

  • Sally B. Peters

  • Daeron Katz: Silent Planet Productions, Graphics


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