[D8547ZBO], Letter from John Canfield Tomlinson to Thomas Alva Edison, September 1885

Item

Abstract

Has examined the case Agawam Co. v. Jordan (as referenced by Howe in D8547ZAP); believes the courts would hold that the invention in question is not the sole invention of yourself, or of Mr. Bergmann but the joint invention of both"; this is because of the statements of TAE and Bergmann. Pending telephone applications have never been assigned either to Bergmann Co., the partnership, or the corporation, so Bergmann Co. is not concerned in contract (presumably the one under negotiation with Zalman Simmons). Difficult to enumerate carbon point patents Bell Co. holds, as it likely numbers in the hundreds; Gilliland might provide approximation; Dyer doesn't have copies of carbon telephone patents.

Date

1885-09-00

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8547ZBO

Folder Set

D8547

Title

[D8547ZBO], Letter from John Canfield Tomlinson to Thomas Alva Edison, September 1885

Microfilm ID

78:915

Publisher

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