This folder contains correspondence to and from Edison's patent attorneys and agents, along with other documents relating to domestic and foreign patent applications, patent litigation, and other patent matters. Included are documents concerning two patent infringement cases, Edison Electric Light Company v. United States Electric Lighting Company and Edison Electric Light Company v. Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Company (the "Trenton Feeder Case"); an essay regarding proposed reforms in the U.S. patent system; and a series of notes written by Edison about various patent matters. Among the correspondents are attorneys Richard N. Dyer, Sherburne B. Eaton, and Henry W. Seely.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: letters of transmittal and acknowledgement; routine correspondence regarding patent application fees and taxes. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.