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No, Ozark is the Walmart brand and largely knock offs of other brands. They and others copied the entire line from the small bottles to the large coolers. And to that point, if you’re OK with supporting knock-offs and those who’ve stolen other’s IP and designs…principles are expensive and you’ve just set the price for yours…
As for breaking from one drop, I can corroborate that claim with personal experience. IP theft is a serious issue and shouldn’t be thrown around without proof, so please cite the case.
There is more IP in a design than simply the vacuum layer. Materials used, styling, manufacturing techniques, etc or the combination of one or more of these items are all areas where it’s possible to obtain patents.
I don’t follow the Yeti cases closely, but the claims were valid enough that Walmart agreed to settle instead of litigating. I think they’re back in court again.
Unless I’m mistaken, that’s exactly what he was referring to. Additionally, Yeti has no clean slate on ripping IP. Let’s use the Colster as an example. Here’s the lifetime patent well 40 years before Yeti was founded.
If you would quote the entire sentence, you would see where you’re mistaken.
"They and others copied the entire line from the small bottles to the large coolers.
As for the Colster, here’s the patent list for Yeti’s product: D752397, D780530, D779891, D780531, D780532, D780533, D779892, D779285, D786025
An ellipsis (plural: ellipses) is a punctuation mark consisting of three dots. Use an ellipsis when omitting a word, phrase, line, paragraph, or more from a quoted passage. Ellipses save space or remove material that is less relevant.
You stated the commenter wasn’t referring to small bottles when the evidence suggests they clearly were.
Your grasp on punctuation is about a tenuous as your grasp of this conversation.
An ellipsis is used to omit superfluous information from a quote and you clearly used it, and continue to do so, to be intellectually dishonest and ignore the relevant part of the statement just to appear right.