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Old 03-30-2011, 04:38 PM #1
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KEE buys Smart Parts Intellectual Property

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March 30, 2011. KEE Action Sports, LLC. announces today that it has acquired the intellectual property portfolio of Smart Parts. KEE believes it was critical to paintball that the portfolio stayed inside the industry. KEE’s President and CEO, John Robinson, said that “KEE is committed to growing paintball participation industry-wide and that KEE intends to use the intellectual property assets in a manner consistent with that goal.” In a letter to be sent out shortly, KEE will inform current license holders how it intends to continue to work with them under their current license arrangements. KEE welcomes contacts from other companies interested in pursuing a partnership relating to its new IP assets.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:39 PM #2
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:40 PM #3
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Should be interesting to see how they proceed.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:41 PM #4
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I would like to know what is included in that and if there are any products they plan on producing.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:41 PM #5
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So all smart parts patents? Im kind of confused as to what intellectual property means in business. Anyway I'm sure KEE will put it to better use
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:42 PM #6
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I guess it's time to get on the train or get run over by it. Seems that KEE is holding all the right tools for stores/fields to stay loyal and be a part of the brand.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:43 PM #7
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:44 PM #8
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:46 PM #9
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WOW....next up....Kee is buying Coke, Wal-Mart and Ford....

(in the time I wrote this, I got a letter stating that Kee had just bought my dogs Tugger and Nico, as well as my washer and dryer...damn)
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:48 PM #10
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KEE will eventually own every major paintball business.
I think they bought the IP to insure that an outsider couldn't come in and cash in on our sport.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:50 PM #12
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:51 PM #13
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So... we have to pay KEE for the use of a microswitch now, huh?
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:55 PM #15
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very nice move on kees part
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:55 PM #16
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I dont really understand what this means so Ill nod my head and agree

Don't know what 'intellectual property portfolio' means but whatevs. Im assuming that KEE will be doing something with smart part products possibly? eff if i know.

I support KEE though
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:58 PM #17
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I thought White Hat LLC purchased the patents from the bank.
Did they sell those to KEE, or did KEE buy something else?
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:59 PM #18
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I hope Simon Stevens has heavy influence on how Policy is conducted as I know those IPs are used to make Money in corporate paintball but it would be great to AGD, former and current hostages of IP to be released as I know Simon is not one to stiffle innovation but on the flip side corporate structure doesnt usually do things for the "Greater Good"

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Old 03-30-2011, 05:01 PM #21
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Im VERY curious to see what falls under the intellectual properties definition and what familiar items/products resurface....
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