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Lucent Technologies emerged from the split of Bell Laboratories from AT&T on 1 February 1996. By this date AT&T Bell Laboratories had left an indelible mark in the history of modern technical invention. It has, through its continuous commitment to R&D, changed the fabric of modern society. Its legacy is a history full of successes. It was the birthplace of the transistor, the communications satellite, the laser, the solar cell, cellular telephony and stereo recording. Lucent Technologies recognizes that the engine of innovation lies in Bell Laboratories’ formula for invention. However, Lucent Technologies is not looking simply for successful invention; it wants more – successful innovation. The difference is important for Lucent Technologies. Lucent Technologies wants to move beyond the concept of inventions, which is closely synonymous with idea generation, to innovation, which is about taking the ideas and converting them into a market reality. This move, on the surface, can be thought to be a move away from the tradition of pure research, which led Bell Laboratories’ claim to seven Nobel prize winners as evidence of its history of success.