[TowerTalk] Ultrabeam OF ITALY
brubin2010 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 11:32:56 EDT 2008
Even if they come up with a similar antenna, were is the support structure
for the item. With SteppIR you know they are in business and will be in
business for time to come. So you can perhaps buy a knock-off and save a
few $ but what happens when you have an issue ?
73 Bill N1HWC proud owner of 3 ele 30/40 steppir.
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Jack - K4WSB <k4wsb at arrl.net> wrote:
> 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
> > >company I'll let you know...from the pics I'd say the Italian version is
> > >significant improvement mechanically with regard to element support
> which is
> > >what has me intrigued...
> > >
> > >73,
> > >Dave
> > >Wa3gin
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
> > >[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith
> > >Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:40 AM
> > >To: TOWERTALK at 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 <wa3gin at comcast.net> 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
> > > > 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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