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About the Documentary

Invention is as old as human existence, and no country has promoted and thrived on invention more than the United States thanks to its patent system. But is American invention at risk?

Framed around the story of two first-time inventors, Inventing to Nowhere explores the stakes in policy fights over the American innovation economy, with interviews of legendary inventor Dean Kamen, historians, members of Congress and other key players in the effort to keep the country innovating.

For more than 200 years, the U.S. patent system has helped protect and grow ideas. This reverence for intellectual property rights has been a driving force in making the United States an economic superpower. But as the patent-law debate becomes more influenced by special interests, the future of inventors and entrepreneurs is in jeopardy.


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Documentary Screenings

Past Screening

  • 3/2/2015 - Pennsylvania State University
  • 2/18/2015 - University of Southern California
  • 2/4/2015 - University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
  • 2/10/2015 - University of Arizona
  • 2/11/2015 - University of Colorado - Boulder
  • 2/10/2015 - University of Pennsylvania
  • 2/9/2015 - University of California at San Diego
  • 2/9/2015 - Iowa State University
  • 2/10/2015 - Ohio State University
  • 2/11/2015 - Texas A&M University – College Station
  • 2/12/2015 - Michigan State University
  • 2/12/2015 - University of Maryland
  • 2/12/2015 - Syracuse University
  • 2/03/2015 - Indiana University - Bloomington
  • 2/4/2015 - University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
  • 1/28/2015 - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1/27/2015 - University of Michigan
  • 12/15/2014 - Landmark Aquarius, Palo Alto, CA
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC La Jolla 12, San Diego, CA
  • 12/15/2014 - Cinebarre - Boulder, Louisville, CO
  • 12/15/2014 - Landmark E Street, Washington, D.C.
  • 12/15/2014 - Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX 15, Wilmington, DE
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Parkway Pointe 15, Atlanta, GA
  • 12/15/2014 - Carmike Southridge 12, Des Moines, IA
  • 12/15/2014 - Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Collection, Chicago, IL
  • 12/15/2014 - Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Loews Boston Common 19 & IMAX, Boston, MA
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX, Kansas City, MO
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Esquire 7, St. Louis, MO
  • 12/15/2014 - Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON at The West End, Minneapolis, MN
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Southpoint 17 + IMAX, Durham, NC
  • 12/15/2014 - Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett, Hooksett, NH
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Rainbow Promenade 10, Las Vegas, NV
  • 12/15/2014 - AMC Barton Creek Square 14, Austin, TX
  • 12/15/2014 - Angelika Dallas , Dallas, TX
  • 12/15/2014 - Brewvies Cinema Pub, Salt Lake City, UT

University Tours

THE PETITION

Over 10,000 signatures helped get our petition across the finish line.

But the debate has just begun.

We still need Congress to understand that sweeping patent legislation would hold back inventors and undermine our country’s economic future.

Please call, tweet, and write your representatives.

Thank you to all who have joined the movement.


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