Right now I'd settle for a sign of life from them. The silence is deafening. I am composing an open letter now that will go out to everyone in the bicycle media and industry. Perhaps that will get their attention.
The only thing which get their attention is lawsuit with some nice number on it followed by 6 zero's
Nothing else . Same to anyone who's using mentioned product, manufacture it, deliver to certain country/ area.
Lawsuit has to be made in USA. Greed and determination of American lawyers in fighting for their 30% comission is.... impeccable
They are VERY efficient . Many companies avoid US market from that reason.
First, apply for "securing" your rights, what will stop ( by court decision ) Pinarello right to sell Bolide&F10 at least on USA market. Finanically painful enough for such small business ( annual turnover below 80m USD worldwide ) to push them for immediate settle with you. Irt will take 5 min for them to contact you and make nice offer.
In USA there's also ( it doesn't exist in EU ) "moral aspect", how they mistreated you.... Additional source of income ( fully deserved ). If they will pay for your patent usage, you can "ask" to mention your/ompany name on frame as patent owner .
But please, don't beg. Demand.
Don't bark. Bite.
Disclaimer : I don't hate Pinarello. I even own one.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.Mark Twain
I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that