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Author Fierstein, Ronald K., 1950- author

Title A triumph of genius : Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak patent war / by Ronald K. Fierstein
Published Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 630 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents A very special young man -- Polaroid is born -- One-step photography -- A consumer curiosity? -- Color -- Absolute one-step photography -- The big push -- the bigger divide -- Aladdin emerges -- The coming storm -- A fight for survival -- Kodak's view -- The battle is joined -- Early skirmishes in discovery -- Searching for the facts -- Kodak's big assault -- Land joins the fray -- The long, slow road to the courthouse -- The final turn -- Over the precipice -- Land's day in court -- The cross-examination -- After the main event -- Kodak's defense -- The battle of the experts -- The waiting game -- Victory at last -- The hammer falls harder -- Aftermath -- Epilogue
Summary Edwin Land was perhaps the most important yet least known inventor and technology entrepreneur in American history. Land's most famous achievement was the creation of a revolutionary film and camera system that could produce a photographic print moments after the picture was taken. Fierstein takes you behind the scenes of this reclusive genius's legal battles over intellectual property: Polaroid versus Kodak
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-612) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Land, Edwin H., 1909-1991.
Eastman Kodak Company -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Polaroid Corporation -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Instant photography.
Patent infringement -- United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1627227709 (electronic bk)
9781627227704 (electronic bk)