[LB012127], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Charles Batchelor, April 21st, 1882


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[LB012127], Letter from Richard Nott Dyer to Charles Batchelor, April 21st, 1882

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Your letters of the 2d, 15th and 28th of March received.##I send herewith three copies of the papers for Continental Case no. 39. Case no. 38 has not yet been forwarded, since it is upon further improvements in electric railways, and Mr Edison has not decided that it is of sufficient importance.##I also send herewith executed Powers of Attorney in cases nos 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 39, for the countries of France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Those for the last three countries bearing Counsul certificates. Hereafter I will send P's of A. with the cases, so as to avoid delay.##If you intend to put the Continental cases into the hands of two or more independent Solicitors. you should establish an intelligent central of all at one point, so that the patents may be applied for in such order that all may be valid, and so that their validity may be presented by proper attention to working &c. Communication should also be maintained with Mr Handford at London.##Case no 39 should be filed immediately because the patents will be issued here in a short time. Corresponding English Case No. 49 has been forwarded today to mr Handford##In regard to having the Continental patents applied for in the name of Mr Edison instead of in the name of the Company, he desires them in his name principally for the reason that in Spain, for instance, the longest term can only be obtained in the name of the Inventor. If this is so with Spain alone, a full explanation of the matter by your French Solicitor might cause him to come to a different conclusion as to the other countries.##I have received a letter from Mr Brandon in regard to cases 33, 34 and 35 and have written him in respect to the same.##I wish to impress upon you the importance of not applying for any patent for a term less than fourteen (14) years. Have the kindness to keep us posted as to dates.







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