Gordon Gould

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1920 – 2005

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Who was Gordon Gould?

Gordon Gould was an American physicist who is widely, but not universally, credited with the invention of the laser.. Gould is best known for his thirty-year fight with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain patents for the laser and related technologies. He also fought with laser manufacturers in court battles to enforce the patents he subsequently did obtain.

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Born
Jul 17, 1920
New York City
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Yale University
  • Union College
Died
Sep 16, 2005
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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