Television inventor tells Economic Committee of...

Television inventor tells Economic Committee of difficulties in getting patents. Washington, D.C., Jan. 19. Philo T. Farnsworth, who conceived the principle of television when 14 years old came before the Temporary National Economic Committee today and told them that his firm, Farnsworth Television, Inc., has taken out 46 patents, has twice as many pending, and that more than 20 patent suits have resulted in which his firm was cleared in each case. Farnsworth is Vice President in charge of research in the Philadelphia firm. He is shown here with George Everson [?], Secretary of the company on his right, and Richard C. Patterson, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1/19/39
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