140 years ago the race to commercialize the telephone was an actual footrace, where minutes mattered and a scalable plan dominated.
Alexander Graham Bell - Telephone - The Race To The Patent Office
In 1875, Bell developed an acoustic telegraph and drew up a patent application for it. Since he had agreed to share U.S. profits with his investors Gardiner Hubbard and Thomas Sanders, Bell requested that an associate in Ontario, George Brown, attempt to patent it in Britain, instructing his lawyers to apply for a patent in the U.S.
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