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Title: Intellectual property and secrecy in early British aeronautics, 1897-1914
Author: Hopwood-Lewis, Jonathan Paul
ISNI:       0000 0004 5923 0126
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2014
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This dissertation discusses developments in British aeronautics and 'intellectual property' in the period 1897 to 1914 as seen through the pages of the Aeronautical Journal and contemporary sources. It demonstrates the prevalence of cooperative invention within the Aeronautical Society in the early years of the aviation industry and the increasing tensions between collaboration and commercial competition within the aviation industry in the run up to the Great War particularly with regards to relations with the military. It touches on the shift from secrecy to patenting as a means of protecting intellectual products. It discusses the theory of cooperative invention and its impact on 'intellectual property' issues in the aviation industry. It concludes with a case study of Griffiths Brewer, British patent agent to the Wright Brothers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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