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From: Donald Chester <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:28:29 +0000
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Roger wrote:

"I have no idea whether the Racal antenna was patented
or even original, but in the UK at least, published
prior art invalidates later attempts to patent the
same concept.

73 Roger

Fred Hammond, VE3HC (SK), of Hammond Transformer Company once told me that the 
Hammond Organ company tried to take him to court, claiming that the name of his 
company was an infringement of their trade mark.  Fred sent them a copy of a 
page from a 1926 issue of QST or some other electronics publication that 
contained an ad for his company.  He told them that it was he, who ought to be 
taking them to court for trade mark infringement.  That immediately ended the 

Don, k4kyv

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