Xerox is a company best known for its xerographic photocopiers, though it traces its roots back to producing photographic paper in 1903. The name "Xerox" was trademarked in 1948 and the first rudimentary, practical xerographic copier was produced in 1949 but it wasn't until 1959 that the first plain paper photocopier, the Xerox 914, was launched.

Xerox's other claim to fame is their Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) which developed many of computer interface concepts.

This information has been based on the information in this Xerox history timeline.