About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. Phil Hansen says

    Hi Tim,
    As a regular reader (and subscriber), and as a patent agent and hiker, I found today’s article particularly interesting. US patent number 1, issued in 1790, examined by Thomas Jefferson and signed by George Washington, was to Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, VT, for a process for making potash. The following article gives some idea of its commercial value: https://www.intellectualventures.com/buzz/insights/patent-no-1

  2. Randy Fredlund says

    “As every bushwhacker knows, if you want to make the spruce laugh, make a plan.”

    Love this article. Interesting and relevant on several levels. And regarding patents, my name is on a bunch, but none are so groundbreaking as #1.

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