Mossoff Discusses Research at USPTO Workshop

Professor Adam Mossoff spoke on October 24 at a workshop at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he presented his research into Samuel Morse's invention, commercialization and ultimate litigation of the telegraph that resulted in the famous Supreme Court decision in 1853 in O'Reilly v. Morse.  

In Mossoff's research paper, written with Mark D. Janis and titled O'Reilly v. Morse: What Hath Tawney Wrought?, the authors attempt to reinsert historical context into the modern assessment of Morse’s patent.