The Great Equalizer

When it comes to "Diversity" and "Inclusion", effective patent rights are "The Great Equalizer". Patents enable a garage inventor to create a new startup and compete with huge, entrenched interests. They are what provide the protection to put in the time and effort to perfect a novel invention for the marketplace. They secure investment to fuel innovation. Patents are the key to the innovation meritocracy, allowing Americans of any race, belief, or gender to raise their station in life and build a better life for themselves and for our country. But, in recent years patent rights have been actively dismantled by “Big Tech” greed and lost to infringing large corporations crushing the individual inventor, which presents the question; What good are "Diversity and Inclusion" when the Patent system fails at its mission to be the "Great Equalizer"?

  • Pritchett Cotten
  • Luke Livingston
    Innovation Race
  • Molly Metz
    Key Cast
  • Lonnie Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Member, Nat. Inventor Hall of Fame "
  • James Howard
    Key Cast
    "Founder, Nat Black Inventor Hall of Fame"
    The Gathering
  • Ryshann Conaway
    Key Cast
  • Pritchett Cotten
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital UHD
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Director Biography - Pritchett Cotten

Pritchett Cotten is an award-winning writer, director, and cinematographer. His films have been nationally distributed including theatrical release, and he has worked for various Fortune 500 companies including: Amazon, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Delta, Verizon, and Home Depot. He holds a B.A. in Film Production, and earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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