Earl R. Larson

US District Court judge who in 1973 invalidated the ENIAC patent and declared John Vincent Atanasoff to be the first inventor of the electronic computer.

QUOTATION

"Eckert and Mauchly did not themselves first invent the automatic electronic computer, but instead derived that subject matter from one Dr. John Vincent Atanasoff. "

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Biographical

Mollenhoff, Clark R., Atanasoff: The Forgotten Father of the Computer, Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames, Iowa, 1988.

Significant Publications

Larson, US District Court judge Earl R., Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order of judgment, US District Court, District of Minnesota, Fourth Division, Honeywell, Inc. v. Sperry-Rand Corp. et al., No. 4-67, Civ. 138. Decision printed in US Patent Quarterly, Vol. 180, 1974, pp. 673-773.

UPDATES

Judge Larson died October 31, 2001 (MRW, 2013)

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