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McNaughton Who??? Did anyone else see this!!! (Lawsuit)

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I was doing some searching on Strike King and other name brand companies and noticed this. Who the heck is Braxton McNaughton??

He's actually suing alot of people, lol.

Plaintiff: Braxton McNaughton

Defendants: Strike King Lure Company, Northland Fishing Tackle LLC, Pure Fishing Inc, Big Bite Baits Inc, Venom Manufacturing & Distributing Company Inc, Mizmo Inc, Jackall LLC, Yum Bait Company, Jann's Netcraft LLC, Outkast Tackle Inc, Classic Fishing Products Inc, Poor Boy's Baits Inc, Xcite Baits LLC, *** and D & J Plastics Inc

Thats pretty insane. Does this guy think he can take on people like Berkely. I just thought it was pretty crazy what does everyone else think??

35:145 Patent Infringement is the complaint.

Here Is The Link!!!

I would love to hear what everyone thinks about this. One guy takes on multiple companies. Big Companies, Small Companies, Garage Ran Companies. What a joke!!!

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The link doesn't work for me. But seems like this guy must have invented fishing looking at how many people he's after :;)

Edit: Links working now.

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man what a goon.

-gk

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any news about this Brent?

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I don't think we will get much out of Brent on this. He's to professional to respond to one guys antics, lol.

Plus not a good idea to air it out when its not finished. I'm guessing its not finished since it was file on April 9th, 2010.

I e-mail Brent all the time and I had to find it out during a Search, lol. Plus I tried asking him and he said its not his place to put it out there.

Good guy Brent Is!!

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You know what, I was actually thinking...All this guy did was prove that Xcite Baits, and other small companies that were named...have a great product.

I mean he's obviously right in there with companies such as Strike King, Berkely, and YUM right?? Why else would he be getting sued with them, lol.

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Who's "Berkeley"?  ;)

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The link doesn't work for me. But seems like this guy must have invented fishing looking at how many people he's after :;)

Edit: Links working now.

X2.  I don't know the all the details, but if this guy wins I want his lawyer if I ever go to court.

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The guy holds three patents:

-an injection molding system for multi-color plastics (2003)

-two for soft plastic lures (2007, 2009)

No details are listed, as yet, in PACER, beyond "patent infringement".

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i would like to see him try because the rich companies like s.k. and other is gonna have a lawyer like o.j. simpson

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McNaughton is the founder of Netbait.  The patents sound manufacturing related.

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Pretty ridiculous either way. Why would you wait until multiple people were using them to sue...sounds like to me he sat on it and waited so he could sue more people.

Why didn't he sue the first person who copied it instead of waiting until he could sue multiple companies.

He just wants to make money without actually having to work. I guess business was bad this year.

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You might want to watch this case because it could have a far reaching impact on many more companies.  There was a rumor Andre Moore had considered a similar suit some years back but he had no intentions of dragging a civil suit on for year after year.  If this complaint goes beyond summary judement and actually goes to trial it might last 10 years or more.  Interesting.  I would think someone is looking for a quick out of court settlement from the defendants named.  Just a guess.

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That may be the case. Get a settlement!! Maybe they are trying to force these Companies to buy the Patent?? Who knows. Guess we will see but like you said it can and probably will take forever.

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The impact to us could and that's a thin could, be any royalties paid to the plaintiff are passed on to the consumer or any settlement would be passed on to the consumer.  I wasn't able to read the complaint so it's just speculation. 

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You might recall Herb Reed of Sluggo fame and Gene Larew also sued other bait companies successfully.  They both won.

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If I'm reading things right, this was filed in a district court and their district court system caps judgment at 10g's.  Not exactly a huge amount. :-/

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I wouldn't put too much into this guys.  Tackle companies are notorious for *ahem* borrowing from each other...and then suing each other for it.  It's a constant cat-n-mouse game.  Much ado about nothing.

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I wouldn't put too much into this guys. Tackle companies are notorious for *ahem* borrowing from each other...and then suing each other for it. It's a constant cat-n-mouse game. Much ado about nothing.

Why do you always have to come in here and ruin our morbid plans and speculations? The voice of reason is entirely unnecessary!

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I wouldn't put too much into this guys. Tackle companies are notorious for *ahem* borrowing from each other...and then suing each other for it. It's a constant cat-n-mouse game. Much ado about nothing.

Why do you always have to come in here and ruin our morbid plans and speculations? The voice of reason is entirely unnecessary!

Hey !! What's up with that ? I was going to post the same exact thing >;)

You'll be hearing from my attorney soon.... ;)

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I am not going to go to far indepth into this but most of these comments are way off base, he has every right to sue for patent infringement, he developed the product, got the patent , and introduced it to the market, how much do you all think that costs? Now there are a bunch of companies out there riding on his coattails.

I also believe Andre at RI has started a law suit and it involves many of the same players in this other one

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This guy must have deep pockets because the lawyer fees will eat him up. I think this copy cat thing is a little out of hand anyhow, seems like there is no way to protect the original idea.

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So anyone who makes a beaver type bait is being sued? That's ridiculous. This is the first time i've seen this thread and link but I think it's funny. This is the fishing industry, everyone copies one another. A company isn't going to let a highly successful lure go without being reproduced to some extent. As far as those being sued, what about bass pro, and gambler? They both make a beaver style bait but I didn't see their names on the list. I'm sure there are others who aren't on the list also.

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