On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:50:15 PM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
Is there a shortage of Saw Stop saws here? Is the price of Saw Stop so
prohibitive here that anyone who would have bought a Reaxx for the
safety feature can't/won't buy a Saw Stop?
IOW, I don't see how anyone could sue the company that offers a comparable
product to the banned one. If someone wants the technology, and a Saw Stop
is available at roughly the same price, why would Gass be liable if someone
chooses not to buy his product? How did Gass cause that finger to be lost?
Speak for yourself.
The man offered all the companies the licensing rights. none took him up
I don't begrudge him. You do.. that's your problem.
His patent covers the method of detection too, which REAXX used.
same as a gfci... I guess Gass was smart enough to cover that.
Maybe. I have no idea of the terms he wanted. Over the years so
patents were offered free of royalty because they had the potential to
save lives. Being a generous sort of guy, I once offered a meal to a
starving homeless person for only $30.
That's a great story.
Today you have lane departure, auto braking, all are covering with
patents and you pay for it in the car purchase.
So things have changed quite a bit.
I would have given the homeless guy a free meal, I would not have
charged him the $30 ;-)
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:37:36 PM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
That gesture was over half a century ago. I'm curious as to whether Volvo would be so
quick to give away their City Safety technology today.
I have no idea how it compares with other auto-braking technologies out there, but that's
not the point. In an apples-to-apples modern day comparison, do you know if Volvo is giving
away what they call their "in-house developed unique technology for avoiding low-speed
collisions"? I don't think they are, so why not use that as a comparable to the Saw-Stop
situation instead of a 50+ year old gesture?
There are newer cases but I chose not to take the time to look them up.
Elon Musk is giving away some technology to helf electric vehicles
expand in the marketplaceIt was an example. Anyone wanting more should
find there own.
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