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Flash of Genius – Good Movie

Posted in Movie by wearetherock on July 11, 2009

flash of genius

Following his verdict over ford,
Bob received $18.7 million from
the Chrysler Corporation.

Today there are over 145 million
automobiles on the road with
the Intermittent Windshield Wiper.

Robert W. Kearns
1927 – 2005
Inventor

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  1. Dennis Kearns said, on July 12, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    My Dad, Robert Kearns, worked on the film for about 5 years before his death. Greg Kinnear never got a opportunity to meet him, but did a magnificent job of becoming him.

    Perhaps more would have seen this movie in the US had it not come out just as the Automotive Industry started whining about about their inability to manage their businesses without Billions of OUR dollars?

    I’m proud to have been a consultant on the movie and to have participated in the reality.

    Bob Kearns won 5 jury trials against some of the biggest corporations in the world. It was what he had learned in school, it was what he as an engineering professor taught. Patents were granted to protect the inventors rights.

    Perhaps his idealism was from his Jesuit training at the University of Detroit.

    His U.S. Marine Corps training taught him when a bully picks a fight you don’t back down. No matter the odds.

    As for the other players:

    The law firm HDP.com that started the suits on our behalf was allowed to represented Chrysler against us?

    The Federal Judge Avern Cohn who had presided over the case and his former silk-stocking law partners along with Henry Ford II’s friend Max Fisher, were estimated to have made a 2000% profit on the sale of property for Chrysler’s World Headquarters (Detroit: Race and Uneven Development 1990)

    Dennis Kearns

    http://Dennis-Kearns.com

    The arrow that hits the bull’s eye is the result of 100 misses.


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