[D0231AAE], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Thomas Alva Edison, May 2nd, 1902


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[D0231AAE], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Thomas Alva Edison, May 2nd, 1902





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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University


Letterhead of Law Offices Eaton & Lewis
44 Broad Street (EDISON BUILDING)
New York
May 2, 1902.
Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,
Orange, New Jersey.
My dear Edison:-
Referring once more to your Wireless patent, No. 455,971, dated Dec. 29, 1891, it becomes very important to know whether you took out a patent on this same invention, substantially the same patent, in any other country and, if so, in what countries. You see, the application as filed here away back back in 1885, just seventeen years ago this month, and it becomes important in determining the life of your American patent to know what various patents were taken out, what their numbers are and what their dates are.
I have written to Dyer for this information, but Dyer may feel some reluctance to give it. Besides, he may not have it in his office and it may be in your office.
I have called up Dyer on the telephone but, unfortunately, he is not there to-day.
If any one should attempt to negotiate with you regarding this patent by going to you without me, it would be well for you
<Answered May 9 _ 1902>
<Dyer has all information about foreign patents I can quote [illegible text] I look no foreign patent,>
<The thing is of course in you [illegible] until the [illegible overstruck handwriting] [Limit?] [Act?] [in?] our own memorandum>
[TAE Marginalia] before committing yourself in the least degree, to learn from me the latest developments.
Yours very truly,
Eugene H. Lewis
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