Cap'n Clutch wrote:spader wrote:Cap'n Clutch wrote:It sounds like a pretty niche market with not much competition right now. Are they concerned that bigger companies will catch on and squeeze them out?
They have a patent pending on the product according to the website. I'm sure that's not a major concern.
Again, I think a licensing deal is the way to go.
True but it's not so totally unique that it can't be replicated in a way that doesn't violate their patent is what I'm trying to say. Big companies find ways to do this kind of thing and they'll be more readily available in mass production when compared to the Deckster. I think it's a valid question.
Fair enough. Depends entirely on the wording of the patent. It could be fairly all encompassing, particularly if the patent refers to it being worn on the wrist. It may only be on the locking mechanism, in which case Apple (or whoever) would just have to come up with their own mechanism.
Your question is valid, though the patent may be strong enough to protect them. Either way, licensing the product to Apple deals with all of that.