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    EcoTech Marine Pump Patent Challenged: Request for Re-Examination Filed

    There is a lot of buzz circulating among one of the industry’s brightest companies, EcoTech Marine. Two things in particular have brought them into the spotlight more than usual: 1) Their sponsored flow study (and resulting underperformance under the testing criteria by main competitor Tunze) and 2) Their to be released Radion LED light… I’ll give […]

    Ecoxotic’s Curvilinear Aquarium Light Patent

    On June 8, 2010 an unassuming patent was issued to Dennis Fredricks for a “Curvilinear Aquarium Light”. The claim in the patent is for an “ornamental design for a curvilinear aquarium light, as shown and described.”  The idea is simple, but potentially extremely helpful when performing tank maintenance. The light is described as an “aquarium light […]

    Patents 101 | Does DIY Infringe?

    We brought our intellectual property expert Mike Clifford back in for the last installment of Patents 101 and I think you’ll be a bit surprised on what qualifies as infringement. In fact many LED aquarium users are infringing right now without even knowing it… that is if the Orbitec LED patent withstands.   Although this […]

    Patents 101 | Foreign Manufacturing, Licensing, & Claims

    Aquarist and Intellectual Patent Attorney, Mike Clifford, sat down again with GBD to go over the basics of Patents and help answer some questions and rumors that have been passing around in regards to the Orbitec v PFO case. For any attorney time is money, and we thank Mike for taking the time to help […]

    Orbitec President Releases Statement in Response to Negative Press on PFO Lawsuit

    The President of Orbital Technologies, Tom Crabb, has released a statement on their site in regards to the negative press they have been getting for their lawsuit against PFO and the vague patent on LED lighting for marine aquariums. To get caught up to speed on Orbitec v PFO, click here.  Below is an excerpt […]

    Orbital Technologies Hurting PFO and Aquarium Industry – Are LEDs Even an Option?

    As we were informed at MACNA by PFO Lighting, there has been an ongoing patent war between PFO and Orbital Technologies on the application of LED lighting for aquariums. Orbitec has had no prior business interest in aquariums, in fact most of their work is around aerospace research–check out their website here. In the actual law […]