The Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss: A Conflict over Aviation Intellectual Property

4 pages | 970 words

The essay discusses the conflict between the Wright brothers and AEA, which was caused by the AEA's use of the Wrights' designs without permission. The resolution of this conflict set a precedent in American aviation that companies engaged in research and development should be able to freely use each other's ideas. This precedent contributed to the development of aviation industry in America.