After the opening of the Pearl Street Station

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After the opening of the Pearl Street Station, Edison underwent a series of legal and  market battles. The first of these was with the inventor Joseph Swan, who filed suit  against Edison in 1881. Swan claimed that he had prior claim to the  ideas  Edison  utilized in preparing his lamp, a claim that was almost certainly true, but Edison was the  one who produced a practical version of this lamp. All the same, a court victory was  uncertain, and Edison went to Swan with a settlement plan. In 1883, the two inventors  created Edison and Swan United Lighting Company, Ltd. In 1886, the British courts  upheld Edison's basic carbon filament patent, keeping competitors from initiating legal  actions of their own. This victory gave Edison and Swan United a near monopoly on the  business until 1894. A number of other competitors filed suit against Edison between 1885–1900 after the 
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