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Thread: Malibu sues Nautique
11-08-2013, 12:40 PM #1
Malibu sues Nautique2010 Moomba XLV
Gravity 3, wake plate
I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
1100 v-drive lockers
1180 under the playpen
+ lead and a collection of other ballast bags
11-08-2013, 02:10 PM #2
maybe i'm in the minority here, but I don't get it. 2 products are similar in the end result but take 2 completely different routes to get there. make a superior product with a superior end result and you don't need to sue..
I have heard that 'bu is cash strapped and for sale. perhaps this is an effort to rake in $$ off licensing fees now that they see nautique are selling boats..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
11-08-2013, 02:57 PM #3
This to me is like one boat company sueing another because they use the same color combos....Or the fact we have more then 1 wake boat to begin with LOL.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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11-08-2013, 10:12 PM #4
In the end, only the lawyers make money, all of them.2011 Mobius LSV
11-08-2013, 10:58 PM #5
Nautique counter sued malibu... Yep just the lawyers earn their keep.A Day at the Lake...Priceless
A Day in Powder...Endless
2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
2007 Outback V ~ sold
11-09-2013, 11:19 AM #6
Malibu has no chance in hell of winning this. Upon reading the patent documents, is seems quite clear to me:
Patent #8,539,897: Continually refers to an upright diverter or flap that is pivotally mounted along the longitudinal axis of the boat. NSS in not a flap, nor pivotally mounted, nor along the longitudinal axis.
Patent #8,534,214: This is actually for the steerable tracking fin that Centurion is using. It refers to a steering fin along the centerline of the boat, which NSS has nothing to do with.
The issue is that Malibu's patent application was too detailed (possible due to requirements of the patent laws). If they had patented a "planar device at the rear of a boat to enhance boat wake", they would have been okay.Brian Roberts
2001 Outback DD
11-10-2013, 11:36 AM #7
Re: Malibu sues Nautique
Spoken like a true Natique owner.Drew
New ride: 2012 Mojo
Old ride: 2008 OBV
11-10-2013, 06:25 PM #8
Re: Malibu sues Nautique
Lol dude speaks the truth.
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11-11-2013, 05:25 PM #9
Malibu sues NautiqueSOLD! 2011 Mobius LSV 325HP EFI
Digital Cruise Pro, Wakeplate, Kenwood KM550U and KCA-RC107MR x2, Kicker ZXM700.5, Kicker 6.5 Cabins, 10'' Kicker CompVT sub, Wetsounds SYN 4, Wetsounds REV10s, Wetsounds WS420Q, Gravity VI Surf Ballast, Acme 537
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