I haven't seen ANY
facts that support a double standard, just wild speculation
. Speculation is not
the same thing as facts. One thing is for sure though, there's a lot of assumptions by suggesting there's a double standard...
You're assuming that if the Blinder product does use any Lidatek circuity, that said circuitry was patentable by Lidatek. Remember, some circuitry is so basic and generic that it's not patentable. For example; you wouldn't be able to patent two wires, a battery and a lightbulb because it's common knowledge in the electronics field and not patentable. If Blinder (key word IF
) is using similar circuitry as the Lidatek, you're assuming that the circuitry was patented. It may just be a common circuit.
You're also assuming that the Blinder product needs a "Lidatek circuit" for their product to work correctly.
So riddle me this; You see two cars going down the road. You know that the first car is using diesel. Would you therefore just assume that the second car is also using diesel? They're both going down the same
road. They both
have 4 tires, an engine and a driver, so since they both have similarities does that mean that you should just assume that the second car also uses diesel? Could not the second car be using gas or electric or hybrid power? Just because Lidatek and Blinder both a make a product that has a similar end result, doesn't
necessarily mean that they both use the same circuity to come by that end result. Certainly if Blinders circuit was the same as Lidateks, then the U.S. Patent Office would not
have issued Blinder their own
separate patent. This much everyone knows for sure. So since everyone knows that Blinders circuit is different
than anyone elses (including Lidateks) then why would anyone make the leap and just assume that Blinder is using anything pertinent from Lidatek? I haven't seen any FACTS that support this.
That's for the companies to hash out IF
they choose to do so, however as a customer, or as a potential customer who is interested in doing business with a company (any company) customers do have the right to know how ethical
the company is. Are they selling their product in a fraudulent manner... Are they misrepresenting their product... These are questions that every customer (or potential customer) has a right to know. People don't like k40 because their products are often misrepresented and hyped. People don't like rocky mountain because they've misrepresented their products too. Likewise people have a right to know if LI (or any other company) is honest about their product(s) or are they making claims that don't hold water. A lot of people have been focusing not on LI's performance but on their ethics, and I don't see anything wrong with that. If they haven't done anything wrong then they will come out on top. If they have been misrepresenting something, then it's good for the community to know that about the company too.