Six weeks after the dedication ceremony, Eckert and Mauchly resigned from the Moore School. Since they were unwilling to relinquish their patent rights to the EDVAC, the Moore School felt that their association with the University had to be severed.
What Happened on February 16th
february 16, 1946 The ENIAC is Dedicated.
The formal dedication ceremony served to demonstrate the Moore School’s leadership in the field of electronic digital computers and the Army’s foresight in funding the project.