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    Discussion in 'Industrial design' started by kuwakuwa, Mar 9, 2011.

    1. Eon_wu-chinese

      Eon_wu-chinese Member

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      Hi Guys

      I don't know if there are many types of iphone's accessaries like case on US market ,but i know here are lot of types of case on Shenzhen market in China,I will show you guys picturs later,very beautiful, with patterns,hand feelings,etc.I think you guys will like it if you are using iphone.
       
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    3. HurricaneLiz

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      All I want to say (since you guys have just about everything else covered) is to NOT use Quirky, or other crowd-sourced product design websites without THOROUGHLY reading every word of their legal terms and conditions. Most (all I've seen so far) have it so that by posting a product, or commenting on a product, where the comment in turn gets used to change the face or utility of the product, you are forfeiting your right to any patent that may come of the post or comment, even if you already hold a patent on the product, to the website, and the website reserves the right to sell that patent to a third party at any time with no financial compensation to the initial designer(s). Booooo!!!!!!
      It's been a few months since I trolled all those sites and read the accompanying 500 pages of legals, so they might have changed their practices, so don't quote me that they are doing this 100% at this moment in time, but do quote me as saying it's in your best interest to actually read and understand the legal terms and conditions of the sites you use.
       
    4. Eon_wu-chinese

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      by HurricaneLiz » 07 Apr 2011, 23:15

      All I want to say (since you guys have just about everything else covered) is to NOT use Quirky, or other crowd-sourced product design websites without THOROUGHLY reading every word of their legal terms and conditions. Most (all I've seen so far) have it so that by posting a product, or commenting on a product, where the comment in turn gets used to change the face or utility of the product, you are forfeiting your right to any patent that may come of the post or comment, even if you already hold a patent on the product, to the website, and the website reserves the right to sell that patent to a third party at any time with no financial compensation to the initial designer(s). Booooo!!!!!!
      It's been a few months since I trolled all those sites and read the accompanying 500 pages of legals, so they might have changed their practices, so don't quote me that they are doing this 100% at this moment in time, but do quote me as saying it's in your best interest to actually read and understand the legal terms and conditions of the sites you use.

      Hi HurricaneLiz
      I may do not quite understand what you are saying about the legal,maybe just because of the different culture between US and China, or because of huge quantities of people and huge market in China,at the beging of doing business,people in China will not think about legal and patent,they just want to occupy the market and make money ,then they would update their products and have new products on market asap,espescially small company.
       
    5. HurricaneLiz

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      Yeah China's like that :) The difference here with those sites is that a lot of small-time people don't have their own manufacturing companies, or even know how to approach a manufacturer, and end up putting their product on crowd-sourced design sites without understanding that they are passing ownership of their product to the site. Most people who post their products on there don't have a patent on it, nor are their products fully formed and revised and ready to launch, but for a website to take ownership of a product that's almost there, has mechspecs and everything, and could be a worthy product, in exchange for sorting through all the dross they attract... it seems to me that they're taking advantage of a certain segment of their traffic. The people who post things along the lines of 'I want a such and such that does this...', well, that's not enough, by any means, to patent, and it's fine for them to use crowd-sourced pd; it's the other people I worry about.

      The big deal here with having things patented is that people actually protect their intellectual property, and manufacturing companies cover their asses and make sure that the designer they're working with has the rights to have the product made. You can't just go somewhere with specs and expect not to have research done into the origin of the design. Bc if a company manufactures a product on behalf of a designer and that product was patented by someone else, the patent holder will sue the manufacturing company also, not just the designer that ripped them off. So having a patent taken by a website just bc you talked about your product on that site is really harsh, bc that means the original designer cannot ever make any money from it. Unless they go to China and get a quick turn around and beat their patent theif to the market with knockoffs of their own designs. Which is totally what I would do to get back at anyone that poached a patent from me, haha :D
       
    6. HurricaneLiz

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      Ok, I shouldn't have refered to a crowd-sourced pd site as a patent theif, if a designer posts something there and transfers their rights, that's their own fault for not reading the legal terms and conditions first lol.
       
    7. GarethW

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      How's things been going for you recently? Any news?
       

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