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Old 05-03-2017, 09:32 AM
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Thumbs down MC settles litigation with Malibu

Just saw this on another forum...

http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/...20170502-01833

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Old 05-03-2017, 09:35 AM
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Glad to see it settled, but I'm sure MC would have rathered it did not include a license for certain patents given the delta between the systems.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:36 AM
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Just saw this on another forum...

http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/...20170502-01833

Thoughts?
So Mastercraft has to pay Malibu? I don't get how that works......
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:14 AM
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So... time for Malibu to move on to Skiers Choice?

That patent lawyer was goooooood.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:30 AM
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What I dont understand is how does lenco get away scott free? and all the other trim tab manufacturers? and Supra? and CC?

good patent lawyer is right! That's for sure.

So what happens when you are infringing. Do they just go sue the next guy? What about all these other little companies popping up selling surf tabs. How are they getting away with it?
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:33 AM
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What I dont understand is how does lenco get away scott free? and all the other trim tab manufacturers? and Supra? and CC?

good patent lawyer is right! That's for sure.

So what happens when you are infringing. Do they just go sue the next guy? What about all these other little companies popping up selling surf tabs. How are they getting away with it?
I'm with you. I would have thought that MCs system was different and they have a Patent on it.

I would imagine that CC and Supra are next. What about GSA and Super Surfer tab or whatever they are called.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:46 AM
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CC has already been hit..... that was before MC
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:56 AM
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CC has already been hit..... that was before MC
Yep. Little while back when Moomba released the Craz, I was out on a demo ride with the rep and he said MC was fighting this one, and that he hoped they won because the plan was to come after Supra (skiers choice) next. They're just going from company to company at this point.

I don't think the GSA guys are dealing with it yet because they're just a small fish compared to the OEM's. GSA isn't taking business from Malibu since Bu won't retrofit anyway.
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:06 AM
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after all of this, I will literally never think of owning a malibu. That patent is BS...
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:11 AM
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I think the reason Malibu is having success defending the patent is because it isn't about the tab, it is about causing delayed convergence of the wake. If they had just patented the surf gate, it would not have been enforceable. Tabs for the purpose of adjusting the list of the boat are probably safe, rather than delay convergence. I suspect MC Gen1 was not subject to the patent claim.
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