Martin Goetz

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Martin GoetzName: Martin A. Goetz

Born: April 22, 1930

Computer-related contributions

  • Pioneer in the development of the commercial software industry.
  • Holds the first software patent, and was product manager of Autoflow from Applied Data Research (ADR), which is generally cited as the first commercial software application.

Honors and awards

  • Cited as an "Unsung Innovator" in the computer industry by ComputerWorld (2007).
  • Named the "Father of Third-party Software" by (2007).