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Old 10-16-2007, 09:31 PM #715
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the never ending patent wars between companies, namely: Smartparts
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microsoft isnt stealing other companies' products and putting out other companies (as far as i know). and guess what. microsoft actually invents their own products!
what world do you live in?
does that help? and i'm positive they create some of their own products, because in my coding class our teacher always talks about microsoft being the only exception that can put out products with inefficient code because of their wealth. i guess theyre like smart parts in that way :/
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its more that microsoft got all that wealth by stealing. ever seen the movie pirates of silicon valley
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Look guys, it is not so simple. In starting a business you risk all you are and all you have. The government is much like the general population of PBnation. They do not understand the difficulties of running a business and they do not care. All they evaluate is the general consensus. Smart Parts employs a large number of wonderful people, who are proud of what they do and what we have accomplished as a company. Business is not that much different than a paintball game. Someone sets the rules and you do the best you can within the rules. Of course you do all you can to further your talents and maximize your opportunities to win the game. People question your victory, analyze your style and discuss the “what ifs” associated with your win. But winners continue to win. You win because you have talent and you think and work to make yourself better, and most important you have a set of established values. You build on these values and others follow your leadership because of these values. The characterizations about Smart Parts, that some of you espouse do not track with the companies success. People either have values and character or they do not, there is no middle ground. You confuse the motivations of a publicly traded company with the motivations of a family business. The publicly traded company is generally cold and uncaring as well as motivated by profits and their board of directors is more concerned about filing the proper paperwork with the SEC than determining the future of the business. The family business, on the other hand, makes decisions that make sense for the future of the business and its employees. Approximately fifty percent of the U.S. GDP is generated by these businesses, and most of these businesses are based on a strong set of values. Smart Parts sustainable advantage over the competition is good people; this may be the only sustainable advantage that exists in business. Good people do not follow leaders without values and do not follow the people you characterize in your posts. The fact do not support your conclusions, yet you face a choice you can continue to follow like lambs to the slaughter or open your minds and evaluate us based on what we and the company have achieved. Those that know us can sense the values that we represent. Many of the dealers who are facing hard times, will soon see that Smart Parts support the industry and the players, probably better than any other company in the business. Many of you associate our success with the stereotype of the ruthless businessperson. A stereotype which may be associated with the vast majority of publicly traded companies, but a stereotype that does not fit the average family business, and in this case could not be further from the truth. To those who suggest that we put them out of business, this is just not the case. We always tried to license our technology and many of these people had the choice to license as the vast majority of the industry has now done or fight. If you choose to fight you had better be in the right and obviously given the results they made the wrong choice. As for the industry paying for our patents, we produced the best low cost marker in the marketplace, and as you will soon find out we are about to improve upon that commitment. Yes we are the value leader in more than one way. It is time for the Nation to quit the senseless attack on Smart Parts and time for the American government to stop its senseless attack on the winners, the family businesses that project their values on the country and provide for the vast majority of your livelihoods. I do not expect much from this post, maybe a few will understand the point that I make, but in many ways the Nation reflects the values of our society and I can only hope that the Nation can appreciate what I have just said.

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Look guys, it is not so simple. In starting a business you risk all you are and all you have. The government is much like the general population of PBnation. They do not understand the difficulties of running a business and they do not care. All they evaluate is the general consensus. Smart Parts employs a large number of wonderful people, who are proud of what they do and what we have accomplished as a company. Business is not that much different than a paintball game. Someone sets the rules and you do the best you can within the rules. Of course you do all you can to further your talents and maximize your opportunities to win the game. People question your victory, analyze your style and discuss the “what ifs” associated with your win. But winners continue to win. You win because you have talent and you think and work to make yourself better, and most important you have a set of established values. You build on these values and others follow you leadership because of these values. The characterizations about Smart Parts, that some of you espouse do not track with the companies success. People either have values and character or they do not, there is no middle ground. You confuse the motivations of a publicly traded company with the motivations of a family business. The publicly traded company is generally cold and uncaring as well as motivated by profits and their board of directors is more concerned about filing the proper paperwork with the SEC than determining the future of the business. The family business, on the other hand, makes decisions that make sense for the future of the business and its employees. Approximately fifty percent of the U.S. GDP is generated by these businesses, and most of these businesses are based on a strong set of values. Smart Parts sustainable advantage over the competition is good people; this may be the only sustainable advantage that exists in business. Good people do not follow leaders without values and do not follow the people you characterize in your posts. The fact do not support your conclusions, yet you face a choice you can continue to follow like lambs to the slaughter or open your minds and evaluate us based on what we and the company have achieved. Those that know us can sense the values that we represent. Many of the dealers who are facing hard times, will soon see that Smart Parts support the industry and the players, probably better than any other company in the business. Many of you associate our success with the stereotype of the ruthless businessperson. A stereotype which may be associated with the vast majority of publicly traded companies, but a stereotype that does not fit the average family business, and in this case could not be further from the truth. To those who suggest that we put them out of business, this is just not the case. We always tried to license our technology and many of these people had the choice to license as the vast majority of the industry has now done or fight. If you choose to fight you had better be in the right and obviously given the results they made the wrong choice. As for the industry paying for our patents, we produced the best low cost marker in the marketplace, and as you will soon find out we are about to improve upon that commitment. Yes we are the value leader in more than one way. It is time for the Nation to quit the senseless attack on Smart Parts and time for the American government to stop its senseless attack on the winners, the family businesses that project their values on the country and provide for the vast majority of your livelihoods. I do not expect much from this post, maybe a few will understand the point that I make, but in many ways the Nation reflects the values of our society and I can only hope that the Nation can appreciate what I have just said.
you should run for president.

with responses like that ... wow, you dodged every attack you've been charged with, without responding to a single one!

cuddos! it takes balls to come in here and say what you have, and ignore the court documents and the history brought up here by certain members who remember, or can think without having marketing shove something down your throat. its hard to fight that kind of knowledge and intellect when your marketing plan is to "copywrite" words like l33t, and pwned ...
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op, there was a guy who told me to drink bleach after than post, but he deleted it ... damn.

i thought it was funny ...
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:25 PM #722
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Look guys, it is not so simple. In starting a business you risk all you are and all you have. The government is much like the general population of PBnation. They do not understand the difficulties of running a business and they do not care. All they evaluate is the general consensus. Smart Parts employs a large number of wonderful people, who are proud of what they do and what we have accomplished as a company. Business is not that much different than a paintball game. Someone sets the rules and you do the best you can within the rules. Of course you do all you can to further your talents and maximize your opportunities to win the game. People question your victory, analyze your style and discuss the “what ifs” associated with your win. But winners continue to win. You win because you have talent and you think and work to make yourself better, and most important you have a set of established values. You build on these values and others follow your leadership because of these values. The characterizations about Smart Parts, that some of you espouse do not track with the companies success. People either have values and character or they do not, there is no middle ground. You confuse the motivations of a publicly traded company with the motivations of a family business. The publicly traded company is generally cold and uncaring as well as motivated by profits and their board of directors is more concerned about filing the proper paperwork with the SEC than determining the future of the business. The family business, on the other hand, makes decisions that make sense for the future of the business and its employees. Approximately fifty percent of the U.S. GDP is generated by these businesses, and most of these businesses are based on a strong set of values. Smart Parts sustainable advantage over the competition is good people; this may be the only sustainable advantage that exists in business. Good people do not follow leaders without values and do not follow the people you characterize in your posts. The fact do not support your conclusions, yet you face a choice you can continue to follow like lambs to the slaughter or open your minds and evaluate us based on what we and the company have achieved. Those that know us can sense the values that we represent. Many of the dealers who are facing hard times, will soon see that Smart Parts support the industry and the players, probably better than any other company in the business. Many of you associate our success with the stereotype of the ruthless businessperson. A stereotype which may be associated with the vast majority of publicly traded companies, but a stereotype that does not fit the average family business, and in this case could not be further from the truth. To those who suggest that we put them out of business, this is just not the case. We always tried to license our technology and many of these people had the choice to license as the vast majority of the industry has now done or fight. If you choose to fight you had better be in the right and obviously given the results they made the wrong choice. As for the industry paying for our patents, we produced the best low cost marker in the marketplace, and as you will soon find out we are about to improve upon that commitment. Yes we are the value leader in more than one way. It is time for the Nation to quit the senseless attack on Smart Parts and time for the American government to stop its senseless attack on the winners, the family businesses that project their values on the country and provide for the vast majority of your livelihoods. I do not expect much from this post, maybe a few will understand the point that I make, but in many ways the Nation reflects the values of our society and I can only hope that the Nation can appreciate what I have just said.
Not only are you incapable of actually inventing a paintball marker, you are incapable of using grammar as well! Seriously though, your essentially blaming the Patent office, yet it is the patent office that helps keep SP running as a business.

How can we evaluate you on what you have achieved? Considering everyone of your marker line is a rip-off of another marker, or are just plain stolen designs.

You know why AGD didn't patent the compressed air tank system? Because Tom Kaye actually cared about our sport, and wanted it to grow. Face it, the Automag, Angel, Autococker, Intimidator, Viking, Excalibur, Marq, Matrix, DM, PM, etc are better than anything your company can put out.

So until you actually invent something, shut the **** up, go take a shocker and shove it up your ***.

**** Smart Parts.
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Smart Parts sustainable advantage over the competition is good people; this may be the only sustainable advantage that exists in business. Good people do not follow leaders without values and do not follow the people you characterize in your posts.
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Defendants sell two types of invention marketing services to do-it-yourself inventors. For $790, defendants offer to review consumers’ invention ideas and to compile research in a “business presentation” portfolio. Then, for an additional $8,450 to $12,450, defendants offer to take the consumer’s invention idea to industry in the hopes of finding a licensee. To sell these services, defendants inundate consumers with a stream of misrepresentations. They claim to have working relationships with hundreds of key industry decision-makers, to have expertise in developing new product ideas, and to have a history of success in invention marketing. In reality, defendants have no meaningful relationships with industry decision-makers, their invention services are a sham rather than expert, and they use as examples of past successes no fewer than five previous inventions where the inventor earned either no royalties at all, or only a small amount well short of what typical consumers pay defendants in fees. While consumers take these claims to mean that defendants have been successful in the past and can thus help them license their ideas as well, the truth is that those who buy defendants’ services are virtually certain to lose their entire investment. In fact, defendants even admitted to one consumer that, from the time they started operations in 1989 until September 1996, only five people made more money from their inventions then they paid defendants in fees. (PX 4; PX 17, Leistikow Attch. D at 2) While five is probably more successes than defendants really had, even this small amount demonstrates the long odds facing consumers, and it exposes the falsity of defendants’ claims. Because fraud permeates defendants’ entire sales scheme, there is a serious risk that assets will be dissipated and records destroyed unless the court grants plaintiff’s relief ex parte. Accordingly, the court should enter plaintiff’s proposed temporary restraining order, and order defendants to appear and show cause why a preliminary injunction should not issue.
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In truth, Ms. Arthur paid defendants about $5,000 in fees, but earned less than $50 in royalties. (PX 5, Arthur ¶ 6) Defendants found a licensee, Heritage Gifts, but Ms. Arthur eventually learned that one of Heritage’s principals, Adam Gardner, was a personal friend of defendant George Davison. (Id. at ¶ 3)(23) After Heritage failed to properly market the product, Ms. Arthur hired lawyers to negotiate out of the licensing agreement. (Id. at ¶ 5) She thus lost more than what she paid defendants in fees, yet defendant George Davison’s resume lists Bark Buddies as a recent licensing achievement. (PX 32) Consumers reasonably interpret the Bark Buddies brochures to state that the product was successful, and would interpret the true facts to constitute failure.
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Thus defendants have represented as successes five earlier projects that were in fact failures—the inventors earned either no royalties or only an amount much less than what inventors typically pay defendants in fees. In all, plaintiff knows of 9 separate items featured in defendants’ literature as successes.(29) In addition to the five failures, defendants also feature the Easy Pipe Lifter, a pulley device designed to lift pipes at a construction site and licensed to Easy Pipe Lifter Company, Inc. (PX 31 at 3)(30) According to LEXIS records, Adam Gardner, apparently the same Adam Gardner associated with Heritage Gifts, is an officer of Easy Pipe Lifter, Inc. (PX 60)(31)
Since you said "good people do not follow leaders without values" and Adam Gardner, your brother, is the co-owner of Smart Parts along with you, it can only mean that none of the Smart Parts' employees are good people.

edit: now, if you'd elaborate on the patent, why you applied for it, and why you did not include the prior arts, and now that we made you aware of the prior arts what do you plan to do, that'd be great.

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theres a guy from stockclasspaintball who said

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they both had brand spanking new PMI-3's . . . I had my Bushmaster

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i thought that was hillarious. seriously, its easy to brainwash some 14 year old kids with the glits and glam of giving pro players your guns, but in the end, theres enough poeple who know BS when they see it. most of these poeple have seen ALOT of BS tossed around by Smart Parts, and most older more mature players know the real story of smart parts. not the one with big family group hugs, and the american dream, the one with the blatent rip offs, the low quality goods, the unethical bussiness practices (both within paintball and outside the sport) ...

again, its hard to fight that knowledge with "OMG, we pay more pros to shoot our guns !!!!!!"
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Look guys, it is not so simple. In starting a business you risk all you are and all you have. The government is much like the general population of PBnation. They do not understand the difficulties of running a business and they do not care. All they evaluate is the general consensus. Smart Parts employs a large number of wonderful people, who are proud of what they do and what we have accomplished as a company. Business is not that much different than a paintball game. Someone sets the rules and you do the best you can within the rules. Of course you do all you can to further your talents and maximize your opportunities to win the game. People question your victory, analyze your style and discuss the “what ifs” associated with your win. But winners continue to win. You win because you have talent and you think and work to make yourself better, and most important you have a set of established values. You build on these values and others follow your leadership because of these values. The characterizations about Smart Parts, that some of you espouse do not track with the companies success. People either have values and character or they do not, there is no middle ground. You confuse the motivations of a publicly traded company with the motivations of a family business. The publicly traded company is generally cold and uncaring as well as motivated by profits and their board of directors is more concerned about filing the proper paperwork with the SEC than determining the future of the business. The family business, on the other hand, makes decisions that make sense for the future of the business and its employees. Approximately fifty percent of the U.S. GDP is generated by these businesses, and most of these businesses are based on a strong set of values. Smart Parts sustainable advantage over the competition is good people; this may be the only sustainable advantage that exists in business. Good people do not follow leaders without values and do not follow the people you characterize in your posts. The fact do not support your conclusions, yet you face a choice you can continue to follow like lambs to the slaughter or open your minds and evaluate us based on what we and the company have achieved. Those that know us can sense the values that we represent. Many of the dealers who are facing hard times, will soon see that Smart Parts support the industry and the players, probably better than any other company in the business. Many of you associate our success with the stereotype of the ruthless businessperson. A stereotype which may be associated with the vast majority of publicly traded companies, but a stereotype that does not fit the average family business, and in this case could not be further from the truth. To those who suggest that we put them out of business, this is just not the case. We always tried to license our technology and many of these people had the choice to license as the vast majority of the industry has now done or fight. If you choose to fight you had better be in the right and obviously given the results they made the wrong choice. As for the industry paying for our patents, we produced the best low cost marker in the marketplace, and as you will soon find out we are about to improve upon that commitment. Yes we are the value leader in more than one way. It is time for the Nation to quit the senseless attack on Smart Parts and time for the American government to stop its senseless attack on the winners, the family businesses that project their values on the country and provide for the vast majority of your livelihoods. I do not expect much from this post, maybe a few will understand the point that I make, but in many ways the Nation reflects the values of our society and I can only hope that the Nation can appreciate what I have just said.

Yes, Oneup brought up a good point. Why did you not list the Invert Mini as prior art on your patent application.

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i thought that was hillarious. seriously, its easy to brainwash some 14 year old kids with the glits and glam of giving pro players your guns, but in the end, theres enough poeple who know BS when they see it. most of these poeple have seen ALOT of BS tossed around by Smart Parts, and most older more mature players know the real story of smart parts.
Well, seeing how federal law already know kids are too stupid to think for themselves and make wise decisions (legal age to vote is 18) I don't see why they don't just go ahead and ban kids from talking.
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Not only are you incapable of actually inventing a paintball marker, you are incapable of using grammar as well! Seriously though, your essentially blaming the Patent office, yet it is the patent office that helps keep SP running as a business.
Right.....got him on that point.

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NO, the summary judgement was denied as specified on pg 11 for BOTH sides. Yea that's right WDP tried to pull the same dealy-o after paying Hensel 50k non-refunable and promising additional payments if their claim went through.
Actually, SP's summary judgment was denied. WDP was granted (partial) ownership. See the Order entered by Judge King.

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The judge than gave a summary judgement to WDP giving them partial ownership of the patent. I would be suprised as hell if SP didn't counter this as the judges reasoning is way off track in terms of jurisprudence. If SP where only to prove that Hensel KNEW of the patent more than 6 years ago they win. If memory serves right WDP in the end settled with SP I believe because of things like this,
You mean you would be surprised if SP didn't appeal the ruling? The judge's reasoning and ruling were spot on. After this decision, SP, WDP, and Dye entered into agreements to license specific IP each owned or claimed to the others. Since I have posted this above, I'm not going to waste time reiterating it.

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Right.....got him on that point.

Moron.
Coming from an average joe, it's okay.

but when you own a large company, that's just shameful.
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Right.....got him on that point.

Moron.
You're calling me a moron?

Funny.
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You're calling me a moron?

Funny.
When trying to "own" someone (as you kids call it), it is imperative to actually be correct on the point you're making. By perpetrating the same mistake that your opponent made, it makes you look dumb.

Also, there is nothing humorous about the sad state of education in the U.S.
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When trying to "own" someone (as you kids call it), it is imperative to actually be correct on the point you're making.

Also, there is nothing humorous about the sad state of education in the U.S.
The point of this thread is about neither.

It's about the latest attempt from SP to get a patent.

And Bill is here.

You should be asking him questions, not criticizing another user.
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Look guys, it is not so simple. In starting a business you risk all you are and all you have. The government is much like the general population of PBnation. They do not understand the difficulties of running a business and they do not care. All they evaluate is the general consensus. Smart Parts employs a large number of wonderful people, who are proud of what they do and what we have accomplished as a company. Business is not that much different than a paintball game. Someone sets the rules and you do the best you can within the rules. Of course you do all you can to further your talents and maximize your opportunities to win the game. People question your victory, analyze your style and discuss the “what ifs” associated with your win. But winners continue to win. You win because you have talent and you think and work to make yourself better, and most important you have a set of established values. You build on these values and others follow your leadership because of these values. The characterizations about Smart Parts, that some of you espouse do not track with the companies success. People either have values and character or they do not, there is no middle ground. You confuse the motivations of a publicly traded company with the motivations of a family business. The publicly traded company is generally cold and uncaring as well as motivated by profits and their board of directors is more concerned about filing the proper paperwork with the SEC than determining the future of the business. The family business, on the other hand, makes decisions that make sense for the future of the business and its employees. Approximately fifty percent of the U.S. GDP is generated by these businesses, and most of these businesses are based on a strong set of values. Smart Parts sustainable advantage over the competition is good people; this may be the only sustainable advantage that exists in business. Good people do not follow leaders without values and do not follow the people you characterize in your posts. The fact do not support your conclusions, yet you face a choice you can continue to follow like lambs to the slaughter or open your minds and evaluate us based on what we and the company have achieved. Those that know us can sense the values that we represent. Many of the dealers who are facing hard times, will soon see that Smart Parts support the industry and the players, probably better than any other company in the business. Many of you associate our success with the stereotype of the ruthless businessperson. A stereotype which may be associated with the vast majority of publicly traded companies, but a stereotype that does not fit the average family business, and in this case could not be further from the truth. To those who suggest that we put them out of business, this is just not the case. We always tried to license our technology and many of these people had the choice to license as the vast majority of the industry has now done or fight. If you choose to fight you had better be in the right and obviously given the results they made the wrong choice. As for the industry paying for our patents, we produced the best low cost marker in the marketplace, and as you will soon find out we are about to improve upon that commitment. Yes we are the value leader in more than one way. It is time for the Nation to quit the senseless attack on Smart Parts and time for the American government to stop its senseless attack on the winners, the family businesses that project their values on the country and provide for the vast majority of your livelihoods. I do not expect much from this post, maybe a few will understand the point that I make, but in many ways the Nation reflects the values of our society and I can only hope that the Nation can appreciate what I have just said.
i disagree strongly..

first off.. no one can appreciate what you just said because ur a complete and total self centered ******* ALRIGHT..

second. dont assume people dont know how to run a Business.

third.. what the **** is wrong with you. you are one of the smugest people i have ever damn met on the nation.. get a life.. there is compition that will become bigger and better the smartparts soo take a break..
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