Inventing to Nowhere: Is it lights out for American innovation?

December 4, 2014

On Monday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. local time, the documentary INVENTING TO NOWHERE will premiere in 20 cities nationwide. Follow the journey of an American start-up as INVENTING TO NOWHERE explores:

  • What drives people to invent and why is it important to protect the incentives to invent?
  • The role of strong intellectual property rights in creating jobs and driving economic growth in America.
  • The unintended consequences of weakening patent rights, for small inventors and start ups and the U.S. economy.
  • Steps Congress can take to strengthen patent rights and protect American jobs.

The documentary, which includes many interviews gathered by Save the Inventor over the past year, is framed around the story of two first-time inventors. Inventing to Nowhere explores the stakes in policy fights over the American innovation economy, with interviews of legendary inventor Dean Kamen, historians, members of Congress and other key players in the effort to keep the country innovating. At a time of unparalleled economic competition from around the world and the rampant piracy of ideas, is the United States on the verge of extinguishing the greatest spark of its invention history? To find a city near you, get complimentary tickets and view the film trailer, please visit