[D8954AAA], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, January 5th, 1889


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[D8954AAA], Letter from George Edward Gouraud to Thomas Alva Edison, January 5th, 1889

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5th January 89####T.A Edison Esq####[note: one or two lines of code at the top of the page]####Dear Sir,####Phono base 84 (England)####This case was accepted on the 14th September 88 & in the ordinary course would be sealed in 3 months therefrom: meanwhile, the law gives the right to third parties to oppose. Notice of opposition has been filed by the London Stereoscopic Co. their grounds being set forth in the enclosed. Separate opposition has also been filed by one Kennard the grounds of opposition being also oct forth in the enclosed. Those ones practically one & the same parties, Kennard having one of the parties to the original license to the Stereoscopic Co it being in the names of the late G. Snow Nottage & the said Kennard. From these oppositions it is evident that their former claim which I repudiated, was simply a"ty on" as I always thought was the case as it is now obvious from this move that they do not consider they have sny rights under the license or they would not try to prevent improvement of their own property. My patent Agent adresses me that in his opinion this opposition is rather advantageous than otherwise to the patents as he does not think the opposition will be successful & that a patent issued after such an opposition, is less likely to be infringed on attacked by others. The opponents have already asked me for an extension of time which I have granted them, being assured that they would get it if I didn't, as is invariably the case, & refusing would only involve expenses & that by promptly assenting to the extension of time for their convenience coupled with the statement that we were only too glad to give them every opportunity as we preferred the patent when issued, should be issued with all the advantages of a defeated opposition. They will probably be less likely to proceed than if we had refused the extension & had it granted in spite of us.####Kinly inform me whether you wish such communications as this in the future, to be addressed to you or Messrs Dyer & ---- for your account.####Faithfully yours####G.E. Gouraud####&[J.H.Y?]####[name mentions:George Swan Nottage, London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co, Thos Edison, George Gouraud, Kennard]




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