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Laser : the inventor, the Nobel laureate, and the thirty-year patent war

Author: Nick Taylor
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1957 Gordon Gould, then an obscure physicist and perennial graduate student, conceived one of the revolutionary inventions of the twentieth century - the laser. But before he could submit a patent application, a prominent professor of physics whose office was next door to Gould's filed his own laser patent claims. Gould fought to reclaim the rights to his work, beginning a battle that would last nearly thirty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gordon Gould
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Taylor
ISBN: 0806524715 9780806524719
OCLC Number: 52743870
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 304 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Nick Taylor.

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"In 1957 Gordon Gould, then an obscure physicist and perennial graduate student, conceived one of the revolutionary inventions of the twentieth century - the laser. But before he could submit a patent application, a prominent professor of physics whose office was next door to Gould's filed his own laser patent claims. Gould fought to reclaim the rights to his work, beginning a battle that would last nearly thirty years. Many millions of dollars, as well as the integrity of scientific claims, were at stake in the litigation that ensued. Laser is Gould's story - and an eye-opening look at the patent process in America, the nexus of the worlds of business and science."--BOOK JACKET.

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