Jeff Wexler Posted April 29, 2020 Report Share Posted April 29, 2020 7 minutes ago, chrismedr said: I agree that it's also a question of ethics, so in this specific thread case we *do* know that there is a previous US patent and that it most likely also applies to this new transmitter. However, there could well be cases where it's impossible to know for me personally if an item that I bought abroad could violate any local patent claims if brought back (both because I don't know about the specific grinding mechanism, and even less if that patent is enforceable at all or invalid) . This is true but your coffee grinder mechanism analogy doesn't really seem to help clarify the issue we are discussing. It also further confuses this whole idea that we are helpless in determining if we are purchasing a product that infringes any patents. In the case of sound gear, I would assume that most of us are quite well informed about all the aspects of the products we are considering purchasing and using. Witness the volume of information here on JWSOUND even on just this topic. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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