[D8954ACF], Letter from Samuel Flood Page, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Co Ltd to Thomas Alva Edison, June 7th, 1889

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Abstract

I am sure that you will be glad to hear that it has been settled today that the Brush Company are not going to the House of Lords with reference to your lamp patent. I think we may now fiarly hope that we have ended the litigation on this patent and also on the Cheessbrough lamp patent. It does not seem to me probable that after the vast expenditure of time, and money, and the very large number of judges who have decided in our favour, that any one will have the reckless foolhardiness to contest this patent again in England. I annot help thinking that the time, money, energy and ability which have been exerted to bring about this satisfactory result will have a good moral effect upon your patents, both in the United states, and on the continent of europe. Of course Germany is an exception inasmuch as your German patent has not got the second claim of the English patent on which claim we have made good our victory. I feel perfectly clear that the line of Sir Richard Webster's argument is as sound as the ability which he showed in applying it. Of course the laws in the United States differ from ours and in so far as they differ our case will not bear on yours; nevertheless I cannot help believing that the manner in which all our people together have fought our ase will have an excellent influence in your coming suits in the states concerning which I wish you success with all my heart.

Date

1889-06-07

Decade

1880-1889

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Identifier

D8954ACF

Folder Set

D8954

Title

[D8954ACF], Letter from Samuel Flood Page, Edison and Swan United Electric Light Co Ltd to Thomas Alva Edison, June 7th, 1889

Microfilm ID

127:269

Publisher

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

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