Marconi too stole from Tesla?

Marconi too stole from Tesla?

Yup. Marconi’s radio patents were based off the transmission of electrical energy demonstrations Tesla gave in lectures from 1891 to 1893 where he introduced his “Tesla Coils.” Marconi basically stole Tesla’s work, modified a few things, and claimed the work as his own.

“Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents.” –NT

“If these men knew what I do, they would not touch my arrangements; they would leave my apparatus as it is. Marconi puts in [his] two wheels. I showed only one wheel; he shows two. And he says, “See what happens when the wheels are rotated; a wonderful thing happens!” What is the wonderful thing? Why, when the teeth of the wheels pass one another, the currents are broken and interrupted. That is the wonderful thing that happens? The Lord himself could not make anything else happen unless he broke his own laws. So, in this way, invention has been degraded, debased, prostituted, more in connection with my apparatus than in anything else. Not a vestige of invention as a creative effort is in the thousands of arrangements that you see under the name of other people – not a vestige of invention. It is exactly like in car couplings on which 6,000 patents have been taken out; but all the couplings are constructed and operated exactly the same way. The inventive effort involved is about the same as that of which a 30-year-old mule is capable. This is a fact.“ –NT