Samuel Hopkins

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
Samuel Hopkins

Name: Samuel Hopkins

Born: December 9, 1743

Death: 1818 (Age: 75)

Computer-related contributions

  • Granted the first U.S. patent on July 31, 1790, under the new U.S. patent statute signed into law by President Washington on that same date. If you are curious about what the first U.S. patent looked like, you can view the historical document of Hopkins' patent USX1, signed by George Washington.