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Old 03-11-2014, 10:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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He fought Toyota and won.

The Hybrid Inventor Who Sued Toyota - And Won | Autopia | Wired.com

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i'm way too nice and polite to pile on yoyo.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Apparently it was not the inventor Severinsky himself who sued Toyota. It was Paice (apparently a company for which Severinsky worked, or to which he may have sold his patents) which successfully brought the suit against Toyota. Also note that the case ended in a settlement.

Having the ability to sue is one thing. Pursuing and winning a lawsuit as a plaintiff is quite another.
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Yep he needed somebody to collect the $95 per Prius in royalties.

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This forum steals ideas and claims them as their own!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/414618-post41.html
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So you had these ideas in 2000-2005 and just now complaining about it?

Some of my ideas are inspired by what I read in PM or PS in the late 70's and early 80's. Read the blog about the Pinto that had aero mods.

I just didn't wanna use a choke cable or rope and pulleys for the same effect.

I've been tweaking with aero and MPG mods for 30 years....Mutual Discovery.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:28 AM   #26 (permalink)
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There have been so many times I came up with something *new to me* and I was so pleased with my clever concept, only to then research it further and find that someone beat me to it.
I remember when I was about 17 I was out cutting wood with my dad and I thought, why dont we just mix diesel in the gas for lubrication. This lead on to me reinventing the 2 stroke diesel, much to my surprise somebody had already stolen the idea nearly 100 years before.
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this is what i get for sleeping! i've missed out on all the ranting, foot stomping, name calling, all because yoyo's been banned. i will now stomp my foot in disgust! and pout. then go to my room, like dancing boy.....
at first, i thought i had something clever to say, but i was wrong again.
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i thought i had something clever to say, but i was wrong again.
Oh dear, now you are approaching my territory!
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When my 17 yr. old son would show me a clever design for something I would pull out an old engineering book to show him how well it worked. He would shake his head and mutter, "Darned ancients, they stole all my good ideas!" Copyrights are much easier and cheaper to obtain but you still have to hire your own lawyers.

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