WACO Aviation Lecture Series

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373

Wrights vs. Curtiss:  The Patent Wars

On Thursday night, September 29th, Russell Klingaman will kick off the 2016-2017 WACO Aviation Lecture Series with his lecture entitled “Wrights vs. Curtiss:  The Patent Wars.”

After their historic flights at Kitty Hawk, the Wright brothers were granted a patent on their designs. When Glenn Curtiss started flying, the Wright brothers sued him and others for patent infringement. Russell Klingaman has conducted extensive research on the Wright brothers’ “Flying Machine” patent and how they enforced it through numerous lawsuits between 1909 and the start of World War I. The story of his research is a fascinating look at one of the nation’s most significant patent cases and its impact on world history.

Russell Klingaman is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and teaches Aviation Law at Marquette University Law School. His practice includes aviation law and intellectual property. He has experience with a broad range of aviation legal matters including accident liability and FAA enforcement cases. He has over 22 years of flying experience.

The Aviation Lecture Series is sponsored in part by Dayton Power and Light Corporation. Parking and admission are free and open to the public. The program is scheduled to last one hour will be held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH.

For questions, please call 937-335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.