Monday, September 19, 2005

Gordon Gould, inventor of the laser, dead at 85

Gordon Gould, ultimately deemed the inventor of the laser, died on Friday, Sept. 16 in Manhattan.

In the current debate about "first to file" in the patent reform bill [HR 2795], one recalls that the "first to invent" system of the USPTO gave Gordon Gould an opportunity to prevail.


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