Reference numberRR/70/73
TitleLetter from P A Michaels, Sperry Rand Corportation on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree to the Publications Secretary of the Royal Society
Date5 April 1971
DescriptionSperry Rand are engaged in a major lawsuit before the District Court of Minnesota. The lawsuit concerns the basic patent of the original ENIAC computer. An issue that is expected to arise is the date of first public use of the computer in the United States. Early calculations made on the computer formed the subject of this paper. Asks how much of the matter descriptive of the computations on the ENIAC computer was in the first draft of the paper and what additions were made. Asks if their legal representatives could inspect the paper and produce photocopies.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1948].

Endorsed on recto as received 6 April 1971.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusClosed
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rsta.1948.0008
Related records in the catalogueRR/70/70
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2888Hartree; Douglas Rayner (1897 - 1958); mathematician and theoretical physicist1897 - 1958
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