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SiG being sued for patent infringment
« on: May 10, 2017, 11:19:31 AM »
By Steyr: http://taskandpurpose.com/sig-sauer-p320-steyr-arms/


This is in addition to the suit by Glock claiming SiG cheated, or something. Since such like Glock's have become almost inevitable with any major military system contract, I doubt Glock's suit will amount to much.

Steyr's might be interesting, however.
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    Re: SiG being sued for patent infringment
    « Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 01:38:25 PM »
       So they don't care until there's a big contract and millions of dollars  ::)
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    Re: SiG being sued for patent infringment
    « Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 02:05:49 PM »
       So they don't care until there's a big contract and millions of dollars  ::)
    This is my thought exactly.  The P250 has been on the market for a decade, and the P320 for a few years now.  All of a sudden Sig gets a big contract, and *now* Steyr gets a bug up their ass to 'protect their patent.' :scrutiny

    No...  If I were the federal judge hearing this case, I would tear Steyr a new one in the court room, and throw the case file in their face.  Sig is a major company with significant market share.  They have publicly marketed a similar pistol for over a decade.  If Steyr really cared about protecting the patent, they would have confronted Sig in 2007 about the P250, agreed to a licensing deal, and everyone would have been happy.  Instead they wait until there is a big money contract involved.  No class at all. :bash
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    Re: SiG being sued for patent infringment
    « Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 03:36:49 PM »
    FN's lawsuit against SIG got tossed.
    I'd like to think this one will too... But this one has some foundation to it. 
    But in the end I think it's going to be dismissed as well, not settled out.
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    Re: SiG being sued for patent infringment
    « Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 07:34:23 PM »
    If you don't protect your patent, it goes away.  And there are previous guns that had removable actions, the only "innovation" Steyr had was putting the removable action in a polymer frame.


    They are probably going to lose, or Sig will settle for a fraction of what Steyr thinks they can get.
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    Re: SiG being sued for patent infringment
    « Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 02:00:32 AM »
    Just look around you.  Its amazing what lawyers can talk you into.  :coffee
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