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Pay up Snowdoggy, you copy kats!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 1olddogtwo, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    http://centralparts.com/blog/2016/1/22/douglas-dynamics-v-buyers-products-federal-court-upholds-98-million-verdict-in-snowplow-patent-suit/
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You a link rookie?
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    Damn phone!

    I'm sure Snofarmer will fix it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,503

  5. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    We all knew it was gonna happen!
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,541

    Ahh thats only about 2300 plows sold .. Chump change
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I didn't see exactly which patents it violated. I'm assuming it's in relation to their expanding wing plow. It's a poorly designed plow anyway, and they sell very few of them.
     
  8. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,851

    think buyers will cost a few bucks more now?
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,489

    And now we know why Toro bought Boss, diversification.
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    this is the conclusion of a old ruling, none of the patent infringements had to do with the expanding wings, they covered things appearing on all designs. If you do a search of Plowsite the links to the original rulings are posted.
     
  11. Maclawnco

    Maclawnco Senior Member
    from OH
    Messages: 628

    Intellectual property laws are getting way too complex. I'd argue it's one of the many things wrong with America currently. I seem to recall a dd patent on slotted cutting edge bolt holes? We have quite a few trademarks and such but again, it's been a nonstop headache and never ending bill from the attorneys trying to get IP secured. We did get lucky and sold one trademark for $10k so there is aways the plus side but the day i got that wire transfer, I felt like a scumbag selling effectively nothing for really decent money
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,518

    It appears its the mounting and the lift frame.
     
  13. Turf Z

    Turf Z Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    Honestly we run both brands on multiple trucks and to the naked eye there's similarities but they're vastly different.

    I skimmed the article and some of this involved the aftermarket replacement parts manufactured by Buyers/SAM?
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    I like this part...........someone has missed their calling as a politician. It should read:

     
  15. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 893

    Here I thought snow Dogg mount looked more like a non powered boss.
     
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    No; The Boss had the slotted holes and sued DD.
     
  17. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I can't comment on the lift frame as the last Western I had was a pre unimount. But if they're worried about copyright infringement on the mounting, they shouldn't as I've always stated I hate the mount and mounting system. The only part I'm displeased with on my plow. It's a poor design and sucks. But that's just me. I can't say how I'd feel if I had a copyright on it, and Buyers stole it. Might be a different story then. Or, it could just be that DD is trying to push a competitor out of the market. Regardless though, if Buyers stole it, they should have to pay up.
     
  18. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I know you're a big snowdogg fan and I dont want to start anything but if you put an xv next to a doggy v and its easy to see where they ripped off the DD design. Honestly I think they got off cheap only paying 9.8 million
     
  19. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
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    No problem, and as far as I'm concerned you're not starting any sh**. I don't quite get your comparison letters, but as I said earlier, if they stole something they're wrong, and they should pay.