This folder contains correspondence, agreements, and other documents relating primarily to legal matters, including license agreements and litigation. Most of the correspondence is by Frank L. Dyer, Harry N. Marvin, and George F. Scull. There are also several letters to or from Edison or bearing his marginalia. Included is a 1911 decree from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia sustaining the validity of Edison's reissued patent on motion picture film (U.S. Patent Reissue 12,192). Also included is correspondence regarding the settlement of infringement suits involving Edison's reissued patent on a motion picture camera (U.S. Patent Reissue 12,037). Other items concern the foreign market for motion pictures; royalty arrangements with the Eastman Kodak Co.; and the federal government's antitrust suit against MPPCo. Some of the letters from 1912 refer to Dyer's resignation as president of MPPCo and Edison's opinions about the choice of a successor.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material pertains to meeting announcements, stock transfers, and the unauthorized exhibition and duplication of films. Among the items not selected are documents relating to possible infringements upon reissued patents 12,037 and 12,192; letters dealing with the use of motion pictures in advertising and public relations; and periodic reports from licensed exhibitors.