At today’s day, on 10 July 1856, in Smiljan, Nikola Tesla was born, and that day was proclaimed as the Day of Science in the Republic of Serbia. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was without a doubt one of the greatest world inventors having in mind that our everyday life is based on his inventions.
It is enough to mention his system of alternating currents, his numerous inventions in the domain of high frequency and high voltage currents, including transformer bearing his name, as well as inventions from the domain of wireless transmission, where, among other things, he gave the crucial contribution to the creation of radio. Apart from the remote control, that he created, his inventors spirit also reflected itself in the domain of generating and implementing x-rays, electrotherapy, a system of lighting and the contributions in the field of machine engineering.
A great number of his inventions were protected by patents, as Tesla decided. Apart from the fact that he owned certain number of his own companies, Tesla was primarily interested in the licensing of his patents in order to obtain material funds for the developing of new inventions, while their production and marketing were not of basic importance for him. Having in mind that Tesla business strategy, from the very beginning, has been characterized by global approach, it resulted in the global approach to his patent strategy, supported by the facts that his inventions have granted patents in the countries on all five continents, including Japan, India, Australia, Rhodesia, Mexico. Up to now, it has been established that Tesla received for his inventions, at least 311 patents in 27 different countries in the world.
The list of all patents of Nikola Tesla can be seen at the site of the Museum of Nikola Tesla.