Alexander Graham Bell--phone thief?

A new book claims to have definitive evidence of a long-suspected technological crime--that Alexander Graham Bell stole ideas for the telephone.

A book that's due out on January 7 claims the unthinkable--Alexander Graham Bell didn't really invent the telephone by himself. In The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret, author Seth Shulman claims that corruption at the U.S. Patent Office allowed Bell to take ideas from a patent application filed by Elisha Gray. And further shenanigans allowed Bell's patent to be filed first.

Read the full story on MSNBC: "New book claims Bell stole key telephone idea."

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