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Offline ThaDood

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Looks like C crane Company is learning a hard lesson about Chinese manufacturing. Oooooops.... This is why I do not have the Chinese manufacturing my US Patent. You'll see when you get into this article.

I can't decide upon what's worst, young and stupid, or old and chemically dumbed down.

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While I think that the situation may be exactly as described in the article, there isnít enough information to tell whether C. Craneís rights were violated.

The author writes as if someone in C. Crane explained their side of the story, but what we still donít know is:
1. Exactly what contractural agreement did the two companies have regarding intellectual property?  Who retained ownership?  Paying for the development of something does not necessarily mean you own the design.
2. Did C. Crane pay for all of the R&D, or was it a shared expense?
3. Was the design new from the ground up, or was it based on a refinement of an earlier design?  Who owned that?
4. Maybe they had an agreement that the knockoff would not be sold in the US, and the problem here is Amazon?

Iíve often wondered why someone who was seemingly burned once (e.g. the Crane Skywave SSB vs the XHData D-808) would go back to the same place again.  You would think they would be wiser the second time around, but maybe there is more to the story.