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Old 01-30-2016, 09:11 PM
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The potential payoff of having a patent for an electronic system with linear scanning (Zworykin hadn't thought of using sawtooth scanning at the time) and a reasonably performing imaging device (RCA didn't have anything even close to the image dissector at that point) was well in excess of what RCA (read David Sarnoff) wanted to pay. If it weren't for WW2, he would have been one of the only ones to have almighty RCA paying patent royalties. Having to pay royalties was something that Sarnoff found untenable.
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