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Old July 30th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question to 244, Rich, some time ago there was posted a lawsuit from MnR to Rick Fuqua and associated parties. As I understand it was to do with programming that he had developed earlier for another Auto manufacturer that closed down, and you brought the IP, assets and patents off the liquidators or receivers so that MnR now own that technology, even though Rick invented or aided in it's development when in the previous companies employment, and as such it was property of his then employer. He later went out on his own, brought out the RPM with that technology and was sued as you know owned the patents, although he invented them, and through the legal process a compromise was ached, or a licensing arrangement or royalty system or something was put in place for the RPM to continue manufacturing with that technology. I am not sure as it wasn't posted what the agreement was, which is semi-irrelevant.
My question is, whatever arrangement or contract with Rick at RPM, and whatever the deal is that RWB /SpiderMachines / MustangPrinters has taken over the RPM is that agreement still contractual and standing, or is it pulled as will be the ability to use those improvements or features? Or is it sold as licence transferrable. I understand there were three parties originally, and there has been mention of shifting assembly or manufacturing I think??.
It's a nice looking machine (and sideclamping). Just interested in seeing there are no down-stream issues on the way with these.....
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Old July 30th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why on earth should something like this be discussed on an open forum? There is things that should be dealt with between manufacturers besides it looks like you had Robert compose these questions for you to ask.
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Why on earth should something like this be discussed on an open forum? There is things that should be dealt with between manufacturers besides it looks like you had Robert compose these questions for you to ask.

??????????????????????????????????????? What..........................?

Like why on earth is half the other things that should be dealt with off line brought up and hashed out in public forums?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well if I was considering buying one the last thing I would want is to have any issues with the machine for patent infringement to deal with. Pretty logical I would just ask both parties that all is sweet or not and wait for anything that needs to be defined to go throu due process and be cleared up. Nothing to do with Robert. Why on earth would I want to get someone else to write questions for me to ask???
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Old July 31st, 2011, 02:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well if I was considering buying one the last thing I would want is to have any issues with the machine for patent infringement to deal with. Pretty logical I would just ask both parties that all is sweet or not and wait for anything that needs to be defined to go throu due process and be cleared up. Nothing to do with Robert. Why on earth would I want to get someone else to write questions for me to ask???
Just use common sense. If a product is questionable, don't buy it. If the person selling it is questionable, don't buy it.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just use common sense. If a product is questionable, don't buy it. If the person selling it is questionable, don't buy it.
I don't think it's questionable in terms of performance, I think it's an awesome machine, and well priced, so it's a great value machine, that's not questionable, it's just a case of researching the fine print.... all my communication or dealings has been great with RWB, it's the other brand that has been questionable and ethically repugnant.
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Well if I was considering buying one the last thing I would want is to have any issues with the machine for patent infringement to deal with. Pretty logical I would just ask both parties that all is sweet or not and wait for anything that needs to be defined to go throu due process and be cleared up. Nothing to do with Robert. Why on earth would I want to get someone else to write questions for me to ask???

Honestly I agree, I think it is a legit concern... Assuming all that stuff is true and factual.
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I'm with inkman, if this was an actual concern you would go DIRECT to each manufacturer and ask that question. This isn't the place to ask the actual owner of the company about legal issues. Let's be honest, there is no way you can actually expect him to answer this question on an open forum.
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That's a very good question that does have some interesting answers. It's certainly not my place to speak on this so I won't.
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If you are serious about purchasing and you have these concerns, only an attorney and probably a patent attorney can investigate and provide the real legal answers. No matter what is said in an open forum can be used as a defense in court. I'm not on either side only suggesting you seek professional advice before purchasing to lay your fears aside.

Asserions have been made by RWB but I have not seen any facts to back it up. it bothers me that RWB poisons the forums then sits and watches the spin. The fact that this is even brought up in a public forms plays right into his hands. RWB, I know you are reading this and once again, my hat is off to you sir. You are the master at getting people talking about the topics you want to see on the forums.
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