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Change with the Changing Times: 100 Years of Telecom Lawyering

February 14, 1876, Marcellus Bailey, attorney for Alexander Graham Bell, went to the U.S. Patent Office in Boston to file for a patent entitled “Improvements in Telegraphy,” arriving some four hours before inventor Elisha Gray made a filing announcing his intent to seek a patent for “the art of transmitting vocal sounds or conversations telegraphically through an electric circuit.”

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