Who Invented the Computer?: The Legal Battle That Changed Computing History

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In 1973, Federal District Judge Earl R. Larson issued a ruling in a patent case that was to have profound and long-lasting implications for the dawning computer revolution. Against all expectations, the judge ruled against Sperry Rand Corp., which claimed to hold the patent on the first computer dubbed the "ENIAC" and was demanding huge royalties on all electronic data processing sales by Honeywell Inc. and other large competitors. The judge came to the conclusion that in fact the ENIAC was not the first computer but was a ...

Who Invented the Computer?: The Legal Battle That Changed Computing History 2003, Prometheus Books

ISBN-13: 9781591020349

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