The mouse and graphic interface were first commercialized on Macintosh computers. Yet, Steve Jobs is said to have derived both from the Alto computer developed by Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. While Jobs became a billionaire, "Xerox completely failed to get into the personal computer business, missing one of the biggest business opportunities in history."
Date of Authorship for this Version
Field, Thomas G. Jr, "Converting Intellectual Assets into Property" (2002). Pierce Law Faculty Scholarship Series. 40.