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Scope and Contents
Correspondence and legal files kept by Judge Edmund L. Palmieri having to do with the case brought by Brumbaugh, Free, Graves & Donohue, representing Esther Marion Armstrong, against Emerson Radio for patent infrigment.
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This collection is located on-site.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edmund L. Palmieri Legal Files re. Esther Marion Armstrong vs. Emerson Radio; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Edwin H. Armstrong Papers. Columbia University Libraries.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Esther Marion Armstrong was the widow of FM radio inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong. She contined her husband's patent lawsuits against Motorola and Emerson Radio. After 13 years of litigation, she was victorious and won substantial settlements. She used the money to establish awards and promote the legacy and accomplishments of Edwin Howard Armstrong.
Edmund Louis Palmieri (1907-1989) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on April 6, 1954, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 8; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 1954, and received his commission on May 12th. Plamieri served in that capacity until his death on June 15, 1989
During part of this litigation, Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as Judge Palmieri's law clerk.