BRP Wins lawsuit over Arctic Cat-Anyone read this yet?

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Total bullshit IMO. But hey, should push Cat to bring out a new chassis next year. Or they fail and Textron will drop sleds altogether...
 

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Intellectual property is key to success for many companies including the powersports industry.

Lawsuits like this protect all that R&D money. I’m sure if the roles were reversed Cat would have sued Doo and won.

A lot of these types of lawsuits are resolved when the violator licenses the tech from the patent holder.
 

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Supposidly, it only affects sled sales here in Canada...which to me makes no sense...one would think that if their is an infraction, it would affect all sled builds/sales with that structure under the hood.???!!!!
 

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This lawsuit was already filed and dismissed here in the US. That is why they are allowed to sell sleds in the US. Not surprising in Canada they sided with Ski Doo...

 

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This lawsuit was already filed and dismissed here in the US. That is why they are allowed to sell sleds in the US. Not surprising in Canada they sided with Ski Doo...

The article has no mention of Usa court. It mentions Federal Canadian court
 

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So we are to believe our Proclimb and Ascender chassis sleds are based on the Skidoo REV chassis. Hum......maybe?
It's really too bad because the last thing Cat needs right now after being purchased by Textron and dealing with the Corona virus shutdowns is a lawsuit that forces them to pay millions to a competitor.
 

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If the geometry of the chassis is the same you sure wouldn't know it by riding them. I don't think two sleds could handle much differently. Perhaps it will help motivate a new, lighter chassis which is definitely overdue. 2012-2021 is a long time.
 

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I'm excited for what may be coming down the pipe in 2022 as I'll be looking to snow check next spring. Maybe this will push some sort of haydays/mid-season release. I'd rather a few folks get the new stuff on the snow to iron out any issues before me. Another issue is I bet the Blast models are under this umbrella since they have the same bulkhead and over structure. Cat wasn't planning on updating those any time soon.
 
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