Mark Twain was a huge fan of the patent system

Mark Twain was a huge fan of the patent system. He himself filed a patent for adjustable straps for bras.
He once said, “A country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn’t travel any way but sideways or backwards”.
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
(Source: Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889))
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