Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
O’Reilly v. Morse, 56 U.S. (15 How.) 62 (1853) (full-text).
U.S. Supreme Court Proceedings Edit
A claim for the “use of the motive power of the electric or galvanic current, which I [Morse] call electro-magnetism, however, developed, for making or printing intelligible characters, signs or letters at any distances, being a new application of that power” was held not patentable because the claim was “too broad and covers too much ground.”