No Royalties for Bell
NO ROYALTIES FOR BELL
The inventors of the transistor worked at Bell Labs, the research and development branch of what was then the Bell System. In 1956, as part of settling a ten-year federal anti-trust suit, the Bell System agreed to waive royalties on all its patents, retroactive to 1946. So, the Bell System never collected a cent of royalty on its patent for the transistor, which was invented in 1947.
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