It seems D'Antonio, Barresi and their dwindling band of mindless pawns will allow neither fact nor truth to interfere with the condemnation of good products exported to the UK from what many of us see, until proved
otherwise, as a legitimate competitor.
The defamation of Chinese manufacture is grossly hypocritical with the Americans in general and their kite industry in particular relying so heavily on the Chinese.
D'Antonio's behaviour is questionable, his spitting at certain Chinese as he recently claimed is both ignorant and quite pathetic, surely neither a productive or civilised response from a business person seeking effective complaint resolution.
Continually informing his potential or previous customers they are either "part of the problem or part of the solution" is stupid and divisive as is the encouraging of people to approach us supposedly ignorant flyers in order to "educate" us which in this part of the world is liable to have a very direct response ending with the Anglo Saxon version of an invitation to sexually leave.
As an aside, with US patents it becomes tricky for those wishing to illegally extend protection, it appears there are plenty of patent experts in the US searching for cases of perceived misuse in order to also gain a fast buck.
Gayla were last year reported having had to settle in a claim over kite related expired patent misuse.
In the US patents are numbered chronologically, unless extended, patents up to and starting with the number 4 have now expired.
thanks Dad, he helped a bit, ok, a lot.