The Shadow Traps

Episode 30. Flying Pictures

May 01, 2020 Irfan Shah Season 1 Episode 30
The Shadow Traps
Episode 30. Flying Pictures
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The Shadow Traps
Episode 30. Flying Pictures
May 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 30
Irfan Shah

Le Prince has applied for a US Patent, however, things do not go to plan. The Patent Office rejects several of the inventor's claims, forcing him to go back and re-think. This episode looks at some of Le Prince's attempts to get his designs accepted, and in the process, it uncovers for the first time, a small mistake by the Patent Office which might provide a clue as to how much the Patent Examiner, William Burke, actually understood  about what Le Prince was trying to do.

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Le Prince has applied for a US Patent, however, things do not go to plan. The Patent Office rejects several of the inventor's claims, forcing him to go back and re-think. This episode looks at some of Le Prince's attempts to get his designs accepted, and in the process, it uncovers for the first time, a small mistake by the Patent Office which might provide a clue as to how much the Patent Examiner, William Burke, actually understood  about what Le Prince was trying to do.