[D8370ZAO], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1883


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[D8370ZAO], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1883

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Got your cable "Letter 30 received; cable fully whether distribution filed and where, also life patent if if full fee paid. Am afraid you action busted American patent," to which I replied today as follows "Filed France, Spain, Belgium, Germany. Not less fifteen Austria issues only after American. English filed December may hurt you we cannot." Don't see how we can hurt US pat as Enlish Prov filed in December limits you to 14 years, only very rarely is a patent prolonged for 7 years. "In re to patents, I should like to remark, that we have spent a great deal of time to find out just how the patents ought to be taken in Europe; and our views were put forward in a letter to Major Eaton of the 11 December last a copy of which I believe was sent to you at the time, and another copy was sent at my request the 8 March. We have never received any answer to these letters, and the fact that you send me the patents with imperative orders, makes me think you ignore them altogether. Cn you give me the reason why they are not sound? And how, if our patents are taken according to those letters, can we possibly injure you in America?" {ANNOTE WITH LB017028 AND LB017033}




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