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Importance of Documenting Inventions

Cartoon portrait of inventor Daniel Drawbaugh

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators and Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2001
Subjects: Technology

This brief video clip highlights how important it is for inventors to document their work. The narrator of the animated clip explains that a dispute occurred over who had invented the telephone. Daniel Drawbaugh claimed he invented it, but the Supreme Court awarded the patent to Alexander Graham Bell because Bell had extensive written accounts of his efforts.

Importance of Documenting Inventions
Duration: 25 seconds
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