HOW THE ZENITHOIDS CAME TO EXIST (III): HARD TIMES
Several months later during the fall of 2006 I receive a note from the OEM production manager, he told me their lawyer discovered that the suspected automotive manufacturers were not infringing on my intellectual property as they found an easy way to work around the patent claims. Then he continued to tell me their lawyer also recommended that they do not license my patent as it was not wrote well enough to protect my intellectual property. I was devastated and in disbelief. I had a second and third opinion from other lawyers in Saint Louis Missouri (USA) and discovered the same thing, it was written in such a way that the patent did not protect my systems like I believed it did. I continued to try and salvage something from it but the more I tried, the more I realized the patent was not protecting what I had developed. With all the time, effort and money I invested, this was one of the biggest disappointments I've ever had in any project I've ever developed.
For the next few months it was hard to get this off my mind but I had no idea of what would happen with my robot artwork until I caught the flu a few months later. Eventually this devastating event would be turned into a positive life changing event and allow me to express my creativity in an extremely efficient and effective way.
To be continued...
[image sources: Paul J. Berryhill]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
"...With all the time, effort and money I invested, this was one of the biggest disappointments I've ever had in any project I've ever developed."