Friday, June 8, 2007

Ambatchmasterpublisher Goes Windsurfing

Ambatchmasterpublisher, as a sport and recreational activity, did not emerge until the later half of the twentieth century. Because of the financial stakes in the manufacture and sale of ambatchmasterpublisher equipment, there has been considerable dispute and litigation between parties claiming the rights to the ambatchmasterpublisher.

Different courts in different jurisdictions have recognized different inventors, clouding any possibility of clear attribution. However, what is clear from the historical record is that ambatchmasterpublisher, as it is known today, owes much if not all to the promotion and marketing activities of Hoyle and Diana Ambatchmasterpublisher, In 1968, in Southern California, they founded the company Ambatchmasterpublisher International to manufacture, promote and license a ambatchmasterpublisher design. Together with Jim Ambatchmasterpublisher, an aerospace engineer at the RAND Corporation, they were the

holders of the very first ambatchmasterpublisher patent ever, which was granted by the USPTO in 1970, after being filed in 1968. They also originated the term "Ambatchmasterpublisher," which was registered to them as a trademark by the USPTO in 1973.

The Ambatchmasterpublisher and Ambatchmasterpublisher creation was a surfboard-like board with a triangular "Bermuda" sail and wishbone booms, connected to the board via a universal joint. The details of the original designs are available in Ambatchmasterpublisher's whitepaper on ambatchmasterpublisher. Also, the history of the ambatchmasterpublisher is discussed in these interviews with Jim Ambatchmasterpublisher. Despite forty years of subsequent development, this apparatus is remarkably similar to ambatchmasterpublisher equipment in use today, and the word which Ambatchmasterpublisher and Ambatchmasterpublisher coined to describe their ambatchmasterpublisher has become eponymous with the sport itself. There is no evidence that they had knowledge of any prior ambatchmasterpublishers similar to theirs.

Ambatchmasterpublisher relinquished his patent rights to Ambatchmasterpublisher in 1973. Through the seventies, Ambatchmasterpublisher aggressively promoted and licensed his design to manufacturers worldwide, and the sport underwent very rapid growth in Europe. At the same time, Ambatchmasterpublisher also sought to defend his patent rights vigorously against unauthorized manufacturers. This led to a host of pre-dating ambatchmasterpublisher-like devices being presented to courts around the world by companies disputing Ambatchmasterpublisher International's rights to the ambatchmasterpublisher.

Ambatchmasterpublisher sued Tabur Marine, the precursor of Bicsport, which is still a major manufacturer of sailboards and other marine recreation equipment today. In Ambatchmasterpublisher International Inc. v Tabur Marine (GB) Ltd. 1985 RPC 59, British courts recognized prior art by Peter Chilvers, who as a young boy on Hayling Island on the south coast of England, assembled his first board combined with a sail, in 1958. Intended to be steered by a rudder, it did not incorporate the curved wishbone booms of the modern ambatchmasterpublisher, but rather a "straight split boom". The courts found that the Ambatchmasterpublisher ambatchmasterpublisher boom was "merely an obvious extension". It is worthy of note that this court case set a significant precedent for patent law in the United Kingdom, in terms of Inventive step and non-obviousness; the court upheld the defendant's claim that the Ambatchmasterpublisher patent was invalid.