I want my radio patent — Mistakes Were Made

marlon mosley
4 min readOct 2, 2021

For a person under the age of 30, a radio is the device you use to play music while you drive or ride in a car. Some people don’t even use the radio in their cars anymore. They use streaming apps like Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. The Radio used to be a much bigger deal in everyday life. In the early 1900s, they used the radio for entertainment and to hear news updates. Franklin Roosevelt gave fireside chats to U.S. listeners via the Radio in the 1930s. Even after the invention of television, the radio still played a prominent part in people’s life. New music was first heard on the radio and people had radio systems inside their homes to listen to music, sporting events, and the news. The radio played while they cleaned, cooked, or just had a big social gathering.

With the invention of the internet, YouTube and music apps, the radio has become less prevalent in most peoples live. The radio has been an important invention in human society. Who invented the radio? That is a tricky question.

Nikola Tesla invented the Tesla oscillator. The coils could transmit and receive powerful radio signals. In 1895, Tesla was ready to test sending a radio signal 50 miles to West Point, New York. Much to Tesla’s luck, a building fire consumed his lab. It destroyed all his work and stopped the test from being conducted.

At the same time in England, Guglielmo Marconi has been working on a device that conducted wireless telegraphy. Marconi took out the world’s first wireless telegraphy patent in England in 1896. Marconi set up a long distance test that used a Tesla oscillator to transmit signals across the English Channel.

Tesla filed a patent for the radio in the U.S. in 1897, they granted the patent in 1900. Marconi filed for a patent for his radio in the U.S. in 1900. His patent was rejected, because of Tesla filing his patent first. Marconi tried to fight the rejection, but was repeatedly rebuffed on the matter. The patent office found it absurd that Marconi claimed ignorance of what a Tesla oscillator does when the item was a major component of Marconi’s radio prototype.

Marconi moved ahead with his English patent, and the company became a success. Marconi’s family had vast connections with the English aristocracy and this contributed to the company’s success…

marlon mosley

recovering Lawyer, History buff who wants to share my knowledge with the world . To teach them lessons from our past. see all of the stories on www.mwmblog.com