Message #65

From: Don Hatch <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Hola :)
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 23:21:38 -0500

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 05:48:26PM -0800, Melinda Green wrote:
> in their letter they said they didn’t like:
> - our use of the name "rubik" in our puzzle name,
> - our text saying "use it for anything you like", "send to friends",
> "post to the net", etc.
> - our colors.
> i’d said i had no intention of removing the software from publication
> but i’d happily change the name and colors, and i’d asked them if they
> felt better with "MagicCube4D". they replied that that was much better,
> and that was the last we heard from them.
> note that they weren’t just being petty but simply defending their
> patent. if you don’t send out such letters you can be seen as not
> defending your patent and thereby abandoning it. i’d have done the same
> in their position.

No way, you would have offered to team up and market Rubik4D.


> -melinda
> ibutton77 wrote:
> > Okie I’ve thrown it in the files section, along with a short disclaimer :)
> >
> > What type of criteria did the patent folks lay down, if any? I’ll take
> > another poke at the thing and see what happy mediums can be found. :)

Don Hatch