This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to foreign and domestic patent applications, assignments, litigation, legislation, and other patent matters. The selected items for 1916 concern a patent on color photography held by phonograph experimenter Alexander N. Pierman. The correspondents include attorneys William A. Hardy and Delos Holden of the Legal Dept. Several documents bear marginal notations by Edison.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items consist of unsolicited, unanswered correspondence concerning topics such as patent law reform, along with a standard legal form assigning foreign rights in a galvanic battery patent from Charles W. Norton to Edison. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.