[QP0100575], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to New York Tribune, January 22nd, 1889


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[QP0100575], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to New York Tribune, January 22nd, 1889

Editor's Notes

To the Editor of the Tribune: Sir: My attention having been called to an article in your paper of this date on the subject of the decision ofhte United States Supreme Court, rendered ysterday, relative to the duration of certain patents, and the possible effect thereof on the companies now engaged in the promotion of the phonograph, by reason of such companies not having acquired rights under certain of my inventions, I take this opportunity to set the matter straight by saying that all my phonograph patent, including not only those of recent date, but also the fundamental patents which are affected by this decision of the Supreme Court, are covered by the contracts of sale and purchase existing between Mr. Lippincott, myself and the other parties in interest. Mr. Lippincott provided in advance for this very contingency which has not happened by including in his contract of purchase not only my more recent patents and future inventions but also my earlier and fundamental patents.





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