Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers Argumentative Essay by Nicky

A discussion on whether Glenn Curtiss was guilty of infringement on the Wright brothers' patent.
# 145595 | 1,491 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 17, 2010 in Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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The paper argues that Glenn Curtiss is one of the forgotten pioneers of American aviation. The paper discusses his inventions of airplanes and aviation technologies, as well as his lawsuit regarding the infringement of the Wrights' patent. The paper contends that Curtiss did not infringe on the Wrights' patent and asserts that it is sad that he is most often remembered for his lawsuit with the Wrights, rather than his many aviation innovations and ideas.

From the Paper:

"Of course, there was interest by other inventors in aviation, and one of those innovators was Glenn Curtiss, who was one of the first members of the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA) in the country. Alexander Graham Bell, who the Wrights respected, actually funded the group and members of the AEA actually wrote to the Wrights for information on airplane building, and the Wrights answered, even referring to their patent (Editors, 2009). However, they became increasingly obsessed with their patent and patent infringement, and Curtiss was just one of many aviation innovators they sued."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Editors. (2009). Glenn Curtiss and the Wright patent battles. Retrieved 14 Jan. 2009 from the Centennial of Flight Web site:
  • Heppenheimer, T. A. (2003). First flight: The Wright Brothers and the invention of the airplane. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Shulman, S. (2002). Unlocking the sky: Glenn Hammond Curtiss and the race to invent the airplane.

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