Key documents and selected testimony in antitrust action. This set consists of photocopied typescripts of documents and testimony
presented at this milestone case, which resulted in the breakup of America's largest technology-based corporation. It also
resulted in the severance of direct institutional ties between the American telecommunications network and the country's most
prestigious science research institution in the private sector, namely, the Bell Laboratories' Research Division. Ths testimony
identifies the justifications and consequences of these steps and provides a wealth of information on the nature, size and
scope of the American telecommunications industry and the impact of Bells System integration on the progress and strength
of American science, technology and industry. In the technological and scientific areas, much information is presented on
research and development activities, primarily at Bell Laboratories, in the physics and applications of semiconductors, microelectronics,
telecommunications and lasers; the structure and organization of Bell Labs and the nature and importance of innovation in
the private sector are important themes in the context of these topics. Expert testimony is presented by important leaders
in American science and industry, many with ties to Stanford University, including David Packard, Arthur Schawlow, Charles
Townes, Nathan Rosenburg and David Teece.
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