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Monster baiting

2008-04-16 13:22:10.892612+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Blue Jean Cable's president, Kurt Denke, a former litigator, responds to a cease & desist letter from Monster Cable. Truly a thing of beauty.

Further, if any of these patents or trademarks has been licensed to any entity, please provide me with copies of the licensing agreements. I assume that Monster Cable International, Ltd., in Bermuda, listed on these patents, is an IP holding company and that Monster Cable's principal US entity pays licensing fees to the Bermuda corporation in order to shift income out of the United States and thereby avoid paying United States federal income tax on those portions of its income; my request for these licensing agreements is specifically intended to include any licensing agreements, including those with closely related or sham entities, within or without the Monster Cable "family," and without regard to whether those licensing agreements are sham transactions for tax shelter purposes only or whether they are bona fide arm's-length transactions.

Via MeFi (and elsewhere).

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-17 11:51:38.632127+00 by: meuon

"Not only am I unintimidated by litigation; I sometimes rather miss it." - snort!

Blue Jeans Cable, HDMI, Coax, Speaker cables and more needs a real website, and I like their plain descriptions of what are obviously generic cables, but I wonder if we aren't part of a reverse marketing scam.

But the real scam is what Monster Cable charges for cable(s), and the techno-clueless buy them at 100x what they should be paying for lamp cord based speaker wire, or 00 welding cable, thinking they are getting something of extra value.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-17 12:55:32.134739+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, I think Denke is clearly writing to an audience like me with this. Yeah, it's marketing. But if I'm going to end up paying an advertising surcharge for a product, this is the sort of advertising I'm willing to pay for.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-17 14:29:25.369428+00 by: meuon

Agreed. I like that style of marketing as well.