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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
~ Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest inventors in American history.
As an intellectual property law firm, we thought that it would only be fitting to honor Edison’s legacy by memorializing his name in an effort to keep his inventive spirit alive.
Close to 100 years after his death, his impact on the world can still be felt today. He amassed a record 1,093 patents covering key innovations including telecommunications, electric power, sound recording, mining, motion pictures, storage batteries and cement technology.
But it was his incandescent light bulb that solidified his position in American history as one of the greatest inventors of all time.
After two-years of tirelessly testing thousands of filament materials from around the world, including different metals and exotic tropical vegetation, he finally succeeded at designing a coiled carbon filament technology depicted in his landmark invention named – The Edison Incandescent Lamp.
The result was an inexpensive, easily manufactured 16-watt lamp bulb that ran on DC current for up to 1500 hours.
And then on September 4, 1882, the electrical age began when Edison flipped a switch and lit up lower Manhattan. The world would forever be illuminated.
It is the discovery and application of his light bulb that has been one of the greatest blessings to humanity and that is precisely why we chose to name our law firm after him.