I think most of us have a strong urge that, once you as a customer or individual are up against a big corporation or company that owes you, you will do everything to get them back or settle the account. Just think back to the last time you had a problem with your cellphone contract provider or your bank.
This was precisely the case when Robert Kearns – a college professor from Detroit – developed, on his own, the intermittent setting on window wipers. This during the early 1960s, a period when most car companies were struggling to figure it out themselves.
He showed his technology to Ford Motor Company who said, initially, that they are interested, only to take his technology and use it in certain cars the following year without giving him any credit for what he has done.
This is where things get interesting. Kearns decides to take on Ford all by himself, without even any lawyers to represent him in court. Not an easy task to say the least, but nevertheless a noble decision.
Lets just say I will never look at the intermittent setting of a window wiper – on any car – in the same way.
Have a look at the trailer below.