Kodak, 1976 - 1985

While not an official biography, the following is reprinted with the kind permission of the Royal Society.

by F.W. Campbell, F.R.S.†

Patents on the instant colour film process by Land and his associates provided the basis for an infringement suit that Polaroid brought against Kodak in 1976 and won in 1985. Land left Polaroid in the summer of 1982 and he had sold his last stock in the company before the verdict in favour of Polaroid was reached. Land spent a year in court giving detailed evidence about the relevant patents. Kodak had to withdraw the sale of ‘their’ camera and colour film worldwide.