Samuel Morse Quotes

I have been so constantly under the necessity of watching the movements of the most unprincipled set of pirates I have ever known, that all my time has been occupied in defense, in putting evidence into something like legal shape that I am the inventor of the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph.

 
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One of the limits of the patent systems for an individual or small company is the huge effort it takes to document an invention and enforce patent rights after getting a patent.
Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse
  • Born: April 27, 1791
  • Died: April 2, 1872
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Painter, Inventor

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, OIC was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.