….for those of you on drugs:
Here, again, we see why ultimately this play serves the RCA party line, as yet another viewer who doesn’t know the real story comes away from the theater thinking they’ve just seen its genuine re-enactment:
Even though Farnsworth sued Sarnoff and RCA, he eventually lost his patent claims on a technicality of a previous held patent by Zworykin from 1923
Now repeat after me: Farnsworth WON all his litigation against RCA, he retained all his patents, and RCA was ultimately forced to pay him no less than $1-million to use those patents. Three years later RCA snuck Zworykin’s 1923 application through a lay court on some technicality in order to spend the next (now) seventy years making the case that results in misconceptions like this writer’s — aided and abetted by "historical drama" like The Farnsworth Invention.