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Review Essay: Alice Burks, 'Who Invented the Computer? The Legal Battle That Changed Computing'


Douglas J. Sylvester


Arizona State University - College of Law


Jurimetrics, Vol. 44, pp. 367-84, 2004

Abstract:     
Alice Burks' book, 'Who Invented the Computer?' attempts to answer, once and for all, the question of who is the computer's true inventor. The book focuses on a patent infringement trial that, according to Burks, provides nearly all the answers to this question. This review questions those claims and examines the use of legal materials to support historical claims.

Keywords: computers, history, patents, Mauchly, Atanasoff, Eniac, infringement

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Date posted: October 14, 2006  

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Sylvester, Douglas J., Review Essay: Alice Burks, 'Who Invented the Computer? The Legal Battle That Changed Computing'. Jurimetrics, Vol. 44, pp. 367-84, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=937508

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Douglas J. Sylvester (Contact Author)
Arizona State University - College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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