[D8749AAM], Letter from Henry W Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, August 15th, 1887

Item

Abstract

In England & France, the treaty protects you for six months from your application here, so there is no hurry in those two countries. ## Germany however did not join in the treaty, and the publication of your paper will make it impossible for you to get a valid German patent. Is it not likely to be printed at once, or at most within a couple of weeks. ## I don't see how I could possibly get off the German patent before Dye returns next week as the spec[-] is not written and I am entirely unfamiliar with the matter. ## Do you wish, anyway, to apply for a German patent and run the risk of its being invalidated by the publication which is pretty sure to occur before the papers could be filed in Germany, even if they could be sent off today."

Date

1887-08-15

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8749AAM

Folder Set

D8749

Title

[D8749AAM], Letter from Henry W Seely to Thomas Alva Edison, August 15th, 1887

Microfilm ID

120:213

Publisher

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

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