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davidsenior

15/03/03 - 22/06/16
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Hi Lads, I have a suggestion for you regarding your ideas.

I suggest that you get in touch with a Mr. Jack Cameron, of I.T.E. at 2A Haigh Terrace, Dunloaghaire, Dublin.
They are SPECIALISTS in Market research and feasability studies.

If you wish I could give you his actual phone number.



By the way, on Discovery home and leisure, some of the fishing programmes, I have seen anglers in Sweden, U.S.A, Greenland using a landing net with a spring balance in the handle, so maybe yours is not "the first", as these programmes were filmed a while ago.

Hope this info is useful to you.

catch you later, tight lines, dave....
 

Adam S

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a landing net with a scales in the handle? have been using one for ten years for trout fishing

i dare say landnweighs is far from the first

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LandnWeigh

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There may well be a handle out there that has a spring balance built into it but not like the range we do. I took out a patent on land'n'weigh in 1994 only in the . Patent are fairly easy to get around design wise. I have in Jan 2003 put in another patent for a LNW mk2 which has no spring and work pneumatically on suction similar to a bicycle pump when you put your finger over the hole and get suction resistance. Advantages to this model is should be a lot lighter.
 

davidsenior

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Hi Land'n Weigh,
it would seem that you avoided my comments entirely, and chose to answer the second post.
Do you have money to burn ?? Do you realise that a patent does not, and I repeat does not, prevent someone else, lets say in Korea or Taiwan from copying the idea.

The patents are also different for every country in the world, a worldwide patent would cost you a small fortune !

The patent, once applied, only gives you the right to take the case to court to defend the fact that you were the first with whatever design, as in the recent case with Dyson and Hoover.
My point being that you pay good money to apply a patent and some multi-national conglomerate comes along, copies the idea and you have to pay through the nose to fight the case in court, and not always an English court, could be overseas, you would be footing the bill for your stay in a foreign country while they dragged their feet !!


Approximately 147,000,000 anglers worldwide and a 1% share of that market would make your product a huge success, but I don't think England is the market. Too many "bait" anglers here.

Hope that makes sense to you, good luck.





catch you later, tight lines, dave....
 

LandnWeigh

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Hi Dave, LNW mk2 is provisionally on a worldwide patent pending status (PCT). You say you do not think it would take off here, I have to put you right there. Approx, due to the fact that we do not advertise LNW only 30,000 anglers in this country know about LNW and 750+ handles have been sold, which put's us on around 4% hit rate but we still set our sights low and only expect to sell to 1% over 12mths. Premier floats will be taking over LNW this coming week as I currently only supply around 10 shops in the UK and do not have the time or money to extend on that or advertise extensively to create the 1% demand whereas they do. Thanks for your opinions and info.
 
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