Having an US Patent does not protect on the world market...
You must acquire patents worldwide.
The Italian knock-off could not be sold here under threat of lawsuit
for patent infringement.
At 09:00 AM 7/29/2008, Pete Smith wrote:
>The reason I asked is that the motor housings looked very much like
>SteppIRs, and the whole concept of the tape with holes and stepper motor
>control struck me as unique enough that I'd thought SteppIR would have
>patented it. On the other hand, that didn't stop the Finns from pirating
>Force 12 designs.
>I'm just surprised, that's all - if I were doing business on that scale I
>think I'd want to be pretty sure I wasn't going to get sued, particularly
>in an EU country.
>73, Pete N4ZR
>At 08:48 AM 7/29/2008, David Jordan wrote:
> >Yikes, is this an antenna or legal reflector ;-)
> >Don't have the answer to your question Pete but if I decide to purchase the
> >company I'll let you know...from the pics I'd say the Italian version is a
> >significant improvement mechanically with regard to element support which is
> >what has me intrigued...
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith
> >Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:40 AM
> >To: TOWERTALK@contesting.com
> >Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] STEPPER OF ITALY
> >At 11:46 PM 7/28/2008, Gia Gvaladze wrote:
> > >Dave, know nothing about the antenna but here is the link
> > > http://www.ultrabeam.it/
> > >73
> > > Gia 4L4WW
> > >WA3GIN <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Going to Italy soon and would like to visit that company that was
> > > building the EURO version of the IR Stepper. Doesn anyone have the web
> > > URL for that company?:
> >Yikes, is this a licensed copy of the SteppIR technology, or a rip-off?
> >73, Pete N4ZR
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