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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #1
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Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Oh I so did not see this coming!
UTV Industry News: Polaris Files Complaint for Patent Infringement Against Arctic Cat
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Good Find. Wonder if this will delay the launch of arctic Cat 50" model. I cant see after all the development and research costs that Arctic Cat will go down without a huge fight.
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Good luck with that Polaris. Everyone is going to be following the low seat height (and many other aspects) formula, especially with the 50" models.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

if anything it might delay launch which Polaris probably has a new model in the works but needs more time.
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

If you can't beat them sue them??
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If there truly is a patent infringement you can't blame Polaris for going after it.
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Chicken shit on Polaris ... Not surprised though seems how the jumped shipped to mexico


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Quote: Originally Posted by LvDirtJunky View Post
Chicken shit on Polaris ... Not surprised though seems how the jumped shipped to mexico


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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

In their original patent, Polaris should have included: takes up roughly 1/2 the garage, and you will trip over it if the lights are off. That would eliminate all of the competition! LOL
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Thanks for posting that was interesting. When reading the comment I was getting worked up thinking 'they can't sue for being 50"....thats a trail regulation, not a Polaris design'. But the way the patent is written not sure how thats going to fly. Will be interesting for sure.
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Really... All of these side by sides have almost exact clones. Yamaha had the first sporty side by side.
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

What all these chinese companies with machines that look identical to rhinos and rzrs? Do these ever have lawsuits?
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Appears POLARIS wants to delay launch of the mini kitty, for what reason who knows.
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

If they copied some of their engineering they deserve to be sued. But there is only so many ways to build something. Honda can't sue if Polaris decides to use the color red.

Companies spend huge money and time on engineering, you can't just step in and copy it like China does.

I had a Honda 50 and my friend bought the replica China made, man these things were identical except China one was a POS.
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Re: Arctic Cat 50" lawsuit

Hmmm...an interesting development for sure. The way I see this is Polaris has spent a ton of money on R&D and like any smart business will do, they have applied for patents to protect their investment. Put yourselves in their shoes, you spend millions on development and then someone else just takes your design and tweaks it a little and starts to compete against you. Without all the R&D costs to recoup, they can bring a product to market for less money. Sound like a problem that is hurting North American business and costing us jobs? Look no further than China. Same problem.

Now lets look at the down side for us, the consumer. If it's OK for one company to steal anothers idea, make it look a little fresh, call it "new" and get away with that, wheres the incentive for companies like Polaris or anyone else for that matter to be innovators? Instead of bringing new and better technology and ideas to market it would be more cost effective to just freshen up the same old ideas. I know the side by side wasn't a new idea when Polaris brought out the RZR, but they perfected it and they want to protect the investment they put into doing that. If all they did was add some new plastics to what was already was out there, all we would have right now is a bunch of slow noisy utility vehicles with nicer body panels crawling around farms. I would love to see this battle won on the trails instead of a courtroom, however the only way for the consumer to truly be the winner here is for all manufacturers to play by the rules. When other manufacturers develop new and innovative ideas to top what else is out there we all win. If they all they do is add fluff to what already exists, the market will stagnate. Go Polaris!!
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