[LB007637], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Compagnie Continentale Edison, July 1st, 1882


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[LB007637], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Compagnie Continentale Edison, July 1st, 1882

Editor's Notes

Your letter of may 5th was received in due course of mail.##I inclose papers for Continental cases 41 -o 42 and 43, which as I have before written Mr Batchelor and Mr Brandan should not be patented for any term less than fourteen years. In case 41 a prior patent is referred to on pages 6 and [--] that is Continental Case 32, which was patented in France Dec. 28th. '81 (No. 145,838). In regard to the filing of U.S. cases, in the present condition of work in the U.S. Patent Office, Mr Edison's foreign patents are usually all granted before the U.S. patents In forwarding foreign cases we have always looked at it that the U.S. patents are not [--ied] within a month of the time that the paper reach Europe. This gives plenty of time to get the continental Cases files which should be done not later than two weeks after the papers are received. It cannot take longer than that time to prepare the papers, but if necessary [month] can be consumed in that work without danger from the U.S. patents, except in cases where special instructions are forwarded.##It would be quite difficult to keep you informed of the [grant] of U.S. cases becoming an [---] particular Continental Case, for the reason that the several U.S. cases included in each foreign case may be patented at different dates varying from a month to a [yar] or more apart.##I have not forwarded any Powers of Attorney with cases 41, 42, and 43; but will send them within a week In consolidating the cases already sent, you could not have needed all the Powers sent, and hence you may have similar Powers for these cases. However I will forward additional Powers for France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Mr Batchelor at one time requested me to send those copies of each case, but this I am unable to do at present on account of the activity in Mr Edison's patent matters. You will have to make arrangements to have the extra copies made in Paris.##I beg also to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the [10]th inst. inclosing Powers of attorney for Denmark. upon this subject I have written mr Batchelor at mr Edison's request.##My English [arrangement] is mr F. J. Handford, [--] Southampton [----] The cases corresponding to those inclosed have been forwarded to him today. they are numbered 51 52 and 53. You should advise him when your Continental Cases wil be filed.




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