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Old 14th September 2011, 12:35 AM   #51
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With the way trademark laws work, the company owning the trademark rights MUST defend their rights. It doesn't matter if it's John D. Noname or MegaCorp 2000 that infringes on the trademark. It has to be defended. If they don't defend their trademark, it becomes much harder to defend in the future as they've basically established a precedence of not caring enough to protect their trademark.

It sounds like in this case they did the right thing, though. That is came to their senses once things were talked over. Still a headache and a hassle, though.

What a pain... Can't we just all get along...?!

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Old 14th September 2011, 02:38 AM   #52
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With the way trademark laws work, the company owning the trademark rights MUST defend their rights.
Patents work the same way. The company I work for held many of the key patents for fractional N frequency synthesizers. During one of the companies lean periods they chose not do defend those patents from infringement by a major test equipment company. Later at least one major IC companies started making fractional N synthesizer IC's that infringed the patents. Those patents were deemed indefensible since the previous infringement was known, and not defended.

Right or wrong, Tubelab does not have the funds to even show up in court over this. It has been explained to me this way," a lawyer on staff always beats a lawyer on retainer."
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Are Simple PUSH-PULL boards still available?
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Old 15th September 2011, 07:49 PM   #54
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Last time he posted about them he had plenty of PCBs.
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Old 15th September 2011, 08:15 PM   #55
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Yes, I have at least 50 of them.
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Old 18th September 2011, 01:57 AM   #56
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Right or wrong, Tubelab does not have the funds to even show up in court over this. It has been explained to me this way," a lawyer on staff always beats a lawyer on retainer."
Sadly, that's true. Reality bites.

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Old 19th September 2011, 09:47 AM   #57
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Yes, I have at least 50 of them.
What about push-pull kits, any of those left?
My first choice would be a SSE kit with board and parts, though. Any chance of getting that? If some parts to populate the SSE board are missing, that is still interesting.
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Old 21st September 2011, 12:16 AM   #58
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What about push-pull kits, any of those left?
There are two SPP parts kits left. A potential buyer wanted these real bad back in July, but never placed an order so they are up for grabs. I will place an order for more parts when I return from an upcomming trip.

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My first choice would be a SSE kit with board and parts, though. Any chance of getting that?
Sherri has been here for about a month but we haven't had the time to sort out the SSE kits yet. We were both planning to drive up to West Virginia with a load of furniture last week, but "stuff happens". I am going in for "minor cancer surgery" tomorrow morning. That makes moving furniture out of the question for a while. I will know more tomorrow. I am guessing one to three weeks of no lifting, so If we have time before the road trip, I will sort out the SSE parts kit situation. I know that 500 volt electrolytics were rather scarce when we started down this road. They seem available now, but at twice the price of 3 years ago. The Panasonics that I have always used have vanished though.
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Geez, that sux George. Get well soon!
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