Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand Records, 1935-1973.

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Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division. Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand Records, 1935-1973.

Honeywell vs. Sperry Rand Records, 1935-1973.

The Honeywell-Sperry Rand lawsuit produced 50,000 pages of trial transcript, and over 36,000 documents were entered in evidence. Sperry Rand's lawyers produced a huge archive of trial documents. Two major files were created, the "Original file" of documents from Sperry Rand's own archives, and the "Chronological file" of all documents located during the discovery process and entered as exhibits. The trial archive is a major source on the history of the computer industry.

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