Originally Posted by Murph
Naah, the EM1 way predates the smart parts lawsuits
Smart Parts first sued WDP in 1997. The EM1 was years later. They never stopped. In fact, when WDP finally beat SP in 2004, it was over the SAME LAWSUIT. Smart Parts just dragged it on and on hoping that WDP would simply give up, or run out of money. When WDP, they countersued, and won again. That was when Smart Parts STOPPED suing... finally.
I've been told by a few industry insiders that they actually DID send cease and decist letters to all the companies making electros, except for hybrids (which they felt there patent might not hold ground against).