It might be of benefit to Lee if this conversation were held in private
emails or on the phone. You never know who is a member of this and other
discussion groups. And who may be lurking here looking for legal ways to
make someone more miserable than they already are.
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them." - Albert Einstein
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HI-Z antennas
> On 2/7/12 8:03 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Perhaps this is why the antennas are not for sale?
>> John KK9A
> I'm not sure that the quote in the article has a basis in law.
> ""An individual is free to make, for his own use, a thing which is
> patented by a company without fear of being sued by the patent holder,"
> said Heil."
> I think it is more a practicality: it's not worth it for a patent holder
> to go after someone duplicating the invention for their own exclusive,
> non-remunerative use. And failure to pursue such infringers generally
> won't allow someone later to raise a defense of laches (i.e. unlike
> copyright, patent holders have to pursue all infringers or they lose the
> protection). However, if someone patented something, and then someone
> else published an article encouraging infringement on a largeish scale,
> the patent holder would have to do something. Say someone wrote a QEX
> article "Build this antenna" and printed the figures from the patent
> (but hadn't actually built it).
> I think there is law that allows one to practice an invention in order
> to develop a new invention that uses it, in some circumstances. (the
> "inventor in the garage" idea)
> But one has to be careful. There are plenty of lawsuits about single
> uses of biotech patents (gene sequences) in someone's lab where they are
> developing something else. That is, they weren't making an infringing
> product for sale, just using it in a process.
> In any case, just like for copyright, there's no "non-profit use" or
> "single use" exception in patent law. In fact, there's nothing
> equivalent to "fair use" for patents. I'm pretty sure that a patent
> holder can prevent all and sundry from practising the patent, purely on
> a whim, if they so desire. (with the possible, use in another invention
> exception above)
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] HI-Z antennas
>> From: "Jorge Diez - CX6VM"<email@example.com>
>> Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:12:50 -0200
>> Do you know about HI-Z antennas? They told me they are not selling this
>> antennas anymore. I was looking for the 4 element array
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