[D8603ZCB], Letter from A T Leith to Thomas Alva Edison, October 2nd, 1886


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[D8603ZCB], Letter from A T Leith to Thomas Alva Edison, October 2nd, 1886

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[This letter asks three questions of TAE; there is TAE marginalia next to the first two with his responses.] Preparatory to a debate at the Wis[consin] University this winter on the patent system, an answer from you as an inventor to the following questions would be of great weight and a favor highly appreciated. 1. What do you think is the chief weakness of our present patent system? [TAE Marg: "The system of declaring interference. The first man in the office should have the patent and to protect poor inventors, a brief description should be filed for one dollar in the [remainder difficult to read because written over second question of letter.]" 2. Do you favor [following words illegible because TAE wrote over them with his marginalia answering the first question] system? [TAE Marg.: "Yes"]. 3. If not, what system would you substitute?





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