A great 2008 movie
- on invention, entrepreneurship, corporate theft, and
- one man's willingness to fight in the courts all by himself
- focuses on Robert Kearns and his legal battle against the Ford Motor Company
- when they developed an intermittent windshield wiper
- based on ideas the inventor had patented
- As you watch it, ask yourself: "Is the price he is paying too high?"
The phrase "flash of genius"
- after which the film is titled,
- is patent law terminology
- which was in effect from 1941 to 1952,
- which held that the "inventive act" must
- come into the mind of an inventor as a kind of epiphany
- and not as a result of tinkering