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      10-15-2012, 05:54 PM   #104
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As an MBA grad from a top tier school and entrepreneur myself, you got to protect your intellectual property. A broad based patent however probably will not pass because ford patented a clutch stop member in their 1983 patent which refers to a patent in 1977 and 1972 referenced below.

So based on these broad patents you did not invent anything. You merely created an eBay shop to sell a clutch stop which I myself did purchase for my 335. BMS can do the same as well as joe shmo next door. The only thing that made me annoyed was that BMS stole your pictures, which also are no longer technically yours after you publish them on a public domain. But BMS did acknowledge the fault and addressed it.

As entrepreneurs we live and learn.

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