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Nation's Oldest Patent Attorney Honored

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Nation's Oldest Patent Attorney Honored

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Nation's Oldest Patent Attorney Honored

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Chittick, shown on his 104th birthday last Oct. 22. Sharon Callahan, Franklin Pierce Law Center hide caption

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Sharon Callahan, Franklin Pierce Law Center

This weekend, The Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., will award C. Yardley Chittick, the nation's oldest patent attorney, with an honorary degree.

Chittick, who is 104, lived across the hall from Humphrey Bogart in 1917 at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. He turned down a job with Thomas Edison after graduating from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He later earned his law degree from George Washington University.

Chittick talks with Scott Simon about his life and career.