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The Resource Invented by law : Alexander Graham Bell and the patent that changed America, Christopher Beauchamp

Invented by law : Alexander Graham Bell and the patent that changed America, Christopher Beauchamp

Label
Invented by law : Alexander Graham Bell and the patent that changed America
Title
Invented by law
Title remainder
Alexander Graham Bell and the patent that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Beauchamp
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beauchamp reconstructs the world of nineteenth-century patent law, replete with inventors, capitalists, and charlatans, where rival claimants and political maneuvering loomed large in the contests that erupted over new technologies. He challenges the popular myth of Bell as the telephone’s sole inventor, exposing that story’s origins in the arguments advanced by Bell’s lawyers. More than anyone else, it was the courts that anointed Bell father of the telephone, granting him a patent monopoly that decisively shaped the American telecommunications industry for a century to come. Beauchamp investigates the sources of Bell’s legal primacy in the United States, and looks across the Atlantic, to Britain, to consider how another legal system handled the same technology in very different ways
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beauchamp, Christopher
Dewey number
346.7304/86
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3116
LC item number
.B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • patent document
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Patent laws and legislation
  • Telecommunication
  • Telecommunication
  • Patents
  • Inventors
Label
Invented by law : Alexander Graham Bell and the patent that changed America, Christopher Beauchamp
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223113495197
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Invention in the lawyers' world -- 2. Acts of invention -- 3. The telephone case -- 4. The United States versus Bell -- 5. Atlantic crossings -- 6. Patent the Earth -- 7. Patents, firms, and systems -- 8. Patents and the network nation -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780674368064
Lccn
2014012680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
875404357
Label
Invented by law : Alexander Graham Bell and the patent that changed America, Christopher Beauchamp
Publication
Bar code
31223113495197
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Invention in the lawyers' world -- 2. Acts of invention -- 3. The telephone case -- 4. The United States versus Bell -- 5. Atlantic crossings -- 6. Patent the Earth -- 7. Patents, firms, and systems -- 8. Patents and the network nation -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780674368064
Lccn
2014012680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
875404357

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