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  • Gerald Lange
    As far as I can tell the only other significant alternative flatbase, the Patmag, which Patrick Reagh brought out in 1990/1991 ?, could have been patented,
    Message 1 of 9 , Jul 16, 2012
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      As far as I can tell the only other significant alternative flatbase, the Patmag, which Patrick Reagh brought out in 1990/1991 ?, could have been patented, though I doubt it was. The name was registered, though not trademarked. I believe these are still available.

      Gerald

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Harold Kyle <harold@...> wrote:
      >
      > It was 12 years ago that I *thought *I invented a new system of bases, and
      > optimistically printed "Patent pending" on the top of the Boxcar Base. But
      > shortly thereafter I realized that (in addition to whatever ad hoc systems
      > were previously used) BASF had been selling a very similar system for
      > decades. It actually comforted me to know that adhesive-on-gridded-aluminum
      > was an established solution to mounting plates. Also, that I wouldn't have
      > to pay a lawyer to *actually *patent the base. Money was in very short
      > supply, as I was learning the hard way that not all aluminum alloys or all
      > machinists could manufacture these to the required tolerances.
      >
      > I eventually removed the "Patent pending" boast from the surface.
      > Trademarks are another matter and I'm happy that no other manufacturer has
      > coined their base a "Boxcar Base." :)
      >
      > Thanks
      > Harold
      >
      >
      > On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 6:29 AM, Gerald Lange <Bieler@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Eric
      > >
      > > Yeah, this is extraordinarily odd. Three of them suddenly! I assume no one
      > > has trademarked anything, then again, not that knowledgeable about UK law.
      > >
      > > One thing for sure, there is no valid patent on that type of flat base.
      > > Similar ad hoc bases have been made for many, many years.
      > >
      > > Gerald
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Eric" <Megalonyx@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Now there are three different companies selling "Chase Bases".
      > > > Each will need to be identified by manufacturer in future reference,
      > > assuming nobody has actually trademarked the name, or the lawyers will
      > > taking everybody's profits.
      > > > --Eric Holub, SF
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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