A Triumph of Genius by Ronald K. Fierstein audiobook

A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War

By Ronald K. Fierstein
Read by Pete Larkin

Tantor Audio 9781627227698

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200021581

  • ISBN: 9798200021574

  • ISBN: 9798200021598

Runtime: 24.26 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This riveting biography from the American Bar Association visits the spectacular life of Edwin Land, breakthrough inventor. At the time of his death, he stood third on the list of our most prolific inventors, behind only Thomas Edison and one of Edison's colleagues. 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. In A Triumph of Genius, you'll learn details of Land's involvement over four decades with top-secret U.S. military intelligence efforts during World War II and through the Cold War in the service of seven American presidents. Additionally, you'll thrill to the compelling first-hand look at one of our nation's most important legal battles over intellectual property—Polaroid versus Kodak. The conflict led to an epic legal battle, a dramatic event for Land who, from the witness stand, personally starred in a compelling courtroom drama.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fierstein brings the story to life in such a way that at the end, the reader actually senses the huge emotional strain that such a long, fierce, and persistent battle entailed for those participating in it. Paul M. Janicke, HIPLA Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
“A really wonderful book! This is a great adventure story. Fierstein brings the story to life in such a way that at the end, the reader actually senses the huge emotional strain that such a long, fierce, and persistent battle entailed for those participating in it.” Paul M. Janicke, HIPLA Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
“The book will appeal to photographic historians but will also have a wider resonance for those interested in business history, management theory, and the history of science.” Dr. Michael Pritchard, FRPS, director-general, Royal Photographic Society
“The idea for a camera capable of producing pictures within seconds of being taken came to Land in 1943 when his young daughter expressed disappointment at waiting for images to be developed…When Kodak entered the instant photography market in 1976, Polaroid sued for patent infringement in a case that lasted fifteen years. Fierstein…provides a blow-by-blow account of the case, as well as its extensive backstory. American law enthusiasts will admire Fierstein’s meticulous research and analytical prose.” Publishers Weekly
“Students of patent law and those who are fascinated with the history of photography will likely have an enjoyable listening experience.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Ronald K. Fierstein

Author Bio: Ronald K. Fierstein

Ronald K. Fierstein is a long-time intellectual-property lawyer and entertainment executive.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 24.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English