Florence King (patent attorney)
Florence King, from a 1920 publication
|Died||1924 (aged 53–54)|
Florence King (1870–1924) was the first female patent attorney in America.
Early life and education
King became the first woman registered to practice before the U.S. Patent Office in 1897, became the first woman to argue a patent case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922, and became the first woman to win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1923 (Crown v. Nye).
She also worked as a consulting engineer in machine design and construction, having attended Armour Institute of Technology for three years.
She founded and served as president of the Women's Association of Commerce of Chicago and the Woman's Association of Commerce of the United States. She also organized the Woman's Alaska Gold Club.
- "Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection". Manchester.edu. Retrieved 2015-03-22.
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- Sybil E. Hatch (1 January 2006). Changing Our World: True Stories of Women Engineers. ASCE Publications. pp. 204–. ISBN 978-0-7844-0835-3.
- The American Contractor. F. W. Dodge Corporation. 1920. pp. 4–.
- The Business Philosopher: The Magazine of Practical Business Building. Science Press. 1918. pp. 10–.