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GEORGE JOSEPH LAURER (born September 23, 1925 in New York , NY) developed the Universal Product Code
Universal Product Code
, commonly known as the barcode, in 1973. As an engineer at IBM
IBM
, he was asked to develop the pattern used for the Universal Product Code.

A 36-year veteran of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who retired in June 1987, George Laurer is the holder of 25 patents. He is also the author of 20 published Technical Disclosure Bulletins .

During his career, IBM
IBM
recognized and rewarded him for many technical innovations. He received the prestigious “Raleigh, N.C. Inventor of the Year” award in 1976. In 1980, he was honored with IBM’s Corporate Technical Achievement award for his work on the Universal Product Code proposal that was issued in 1970 by McKinsey ">

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