I would think this would have be any attorney's nightmare. Henry Ford telling the media why he's fighting the Selden Patents (while the case is ongoing).
For anyone interested, it's a couple page article, and not overly clear copy.
The entire article:
In the Ford Motor Company Directors minutes, the Selden Patent defense costs were broken down (about 1906) and the report (part of the yearly audit) stated the cost per car to defend the suit was just over $6 per Ford car sold. I thought this was a good "business and cents" way to present the cost of the litigation to the shareholders.
Henry tells it as it is! "...like every other law on the books, the patents act leaves loopholes through which slimy shysters may crawl - opportunities for little minds, directed by others more cunning...". Go Henry!
I think it was a matter of lucky timeing.When Henry tryed to join the LAAM he was mearly a assembler of cars.Lucky for the world!! Bud.