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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Thu, June 14, 2001 at 10:55 PM GMT
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Subject: American-born Gray also invented telephone but Bell beat him to Patent Office by a few hours!


A few hours after Bell had patented his invention, another American inventor, Elisha Gray, filed a document called a caveat with the U.S. Patent Office, announcing that he was well on his way to inventing a telephone. Other inventors, such as Amos E. Dolbear, also made claim to having invented the telephone at the same time. Lawsuits were filed by various individuals, and Bell's claim to being the inventor of the first telephone had to be defended in court 600 times before the Supreme Court of the United States decided in his favor



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