I suggest reading Ronald Fierstein's book A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War. It's a lengthy 672 pages, with many details about patent litigation. I guess it's to be expected as Mr. Fierstein was a lawyer at Fish & Neave during the case resulting in Polaroid's $925 million award for patent infringement.
From the editor: "Apple founder Steve Jobs once hailed Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid and the father of instant photography, as 'a national treasure' and once confessed to a reporter that meeting Land was 'like visiting a shrine.' By his own admission, Jobs modeled much of his own career after Land's. Both Jobs and Land stand out today as unique and towering figures in the history of technology. Neither had a college degree, but both built highly successful and innovative organizations."
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