The Reward of Intellect

The Publishers’ League, in a bulletin directed against the tariff on type-setting machines, reports that the Mergenthaler Linotype Co. has bought up over 600 patents, of which about 50 are used, the others being “locked up” for the purpose of perpetuating the Mergenthaler monopoly. Mergenthaler invented the machine. He died in poverty. The concern which “capitalized” and exploited the invention has become one of the strongest monopolies in America.
Labour (St. Louis).