On May 23, 1990, patent attorneys entered the mainstream. This happened in Season 1, Episode 7 of Twin Peaks. In this television series, the character Nadine Hurley has invented a completely silent drape runner. Unfortunately her patent application was rejected. Her husband Ed, played by Everett McGill, tries to comfort her, as seen in this six-second video clip.
Nadine, there’s plenty of patent attorneys. We just got to keep on looking till we find one that understands drape runners.