Off topic a bit but Edison never invented anything.
Originally Posted by Martin Reed
He was the first of the modern day, corporate 'inventors', and stole other people's inventions wherever he could. Inventions of people with less money and so fewer lawyers to defend their rights.
If that didn't work, and he wanted to get his fingers on whatever it might have been, he might pay some money to the inventor and buy his invention, or the inventor himself, legitimately.
He (and George Eastman, by the way) ran a 'see you in court' type research department.
Land was very different.