How Many Patents did Benjamin Franklin Hold?
Believe it or not the answer is zero.
Benjamin Franklin is well regarded as one of the most famous American inventors. He designed goods and services that improved every day life. I mean who needs electricity right? Besides that he's also credited with inventing bifocals, swim fins, and a ton of other things that people now take for granted.
With that said the crazy genius bastard didn't patent a single one. He believed "As we benefit from the inventions of others, we should be glad to share our own...freely and gladly."
Kind of vet move from an absolute legend. Thanks, Ben.