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Florence King
First woman patent attorney in America

Florence King

Florence King
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Intro First woman patent attorney in America
Was Lawyer Attorney
From United States of America
Field Law
Gender female
Birth 1870
Death 1924 (aged 54 years)
Mount Morris College
Chicago–Kent College of Law
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Florence King (1870–1924) was the first female patent attorney in America.

Early life and education

King earned a B.A. from Mount Morris College in 1891 and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1895.


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.

She died of breast cancer.

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