August 16, 2016

A Film About Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Electricity To Hit the Big Screen

IP nerds take note: Graham Moore's novel The Last Days of Night, which dramatizes Thomas Edison's battle with George Westinghouse and the AC/DC wars (for the younguns, this is before the rock group) will hit the big screen as a film from Black Bear Pictures. Eddie Redmayne has signed on to play Paul Cravath, of Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, who at 26 was hired to represent Edison in the infringement suit.

Mr. Moore is also known for the film The Imitation Game, which was based on his novel. 

More here from NPR, the ABA Journal. 

More here about the IP battle from the Smithsonian Magazine.

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