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Ceo Leslie Michael Jordan, foundation member of the defunked Pan am North Stars / and former St James North stars, on January 9th 2014 file a Pro se Design Patent, Trademark, and Copyright infringment suit against Professor Brian Copeland et al ( and others), for the illegal use without permission, of their technological cycle of 5th or 4ths and 5ths, also called the spider web pan, and their 26 & 29 inch in diameter "big tenor", what the Professor Copeland called his Genisis G-pan, and where he and the then Government went to the United States, retained and attorney to challenge and revoke any and all Cycle of 5th patent, implementing that its identical to the local works of our steel pan pioneer Anthony Williams, revoking the patent, which allowed the Professor to patent his, alleged G-pan, and also his PHI -pan, using the already patented cycle of 5th or 4ths & 5ths, which had been patented since September 18th 1963 by S.N.S.E, for and in the name of Anthony Williams, said patent was registered as a application for a design, where design laws are protected and provided for along copyright lines, which means; said copyright will last untill 70 years after the authors or inventor death also, no one can revoke a patent that is not their own, as Tampering and Interfearance has been implemented in this revokation, the claim was served on the Professor Febuary 6th 2014, and a defense is to be filed within 28 days after receiving said claim, or judgement maybe entered for the whole amount claimed, the Professor attorney has since failed file to a defense, as there up to their tricks playing for time, therefore:S.N.S.E. has file for Judgment for the whole amount claimed, as this is the proceedure of the Hall of Justice Supreme High Court, which happens to be a Rule of Law.
Hope North Stars and Tony get their just due.
If this was Patented by S.N.S.E in 1963 I wish North Stars and Anthony Williams good luck on this pursuit, Go Leslie, wish you the best also
The prof. will be spending a lot of time in court, this is the second person to file suit against him in the last couple of months.
There is NO ONE, OR ENTITY that can infringe on that which is enshrined in the hearts of true lovers of 'Pan' all over the world. people who love and respect the work, the dedication, and devotion to his craft that Sir Anthony Williams has put into the creation of the"Spider Web design" appreciate Not only his creation of the web design, but his genius in molding the mind of his players to play as ONE was simply stupifying; His flawless arrangements and the way he exacted all of the quality of this new sound which came from such an innovative design was simply amazing! The Pan Am North Stars have nothing to fear, because their place in the history of "Pan" is solidly assured.
Yes, I'm confused. Apparently he owns the US patent for the cycle of fifths steel pan.So who is he?
Is that a Tony Williams alias?
If not , what's the story?
yes...hmm an interesting development....two ORTT's Distinguished Society of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago holders fiddling court battles while the proverbial Romans burn the indigenous artform...does the ends justify the means? Is this the final cost of creativity, innovation and competitiveness in our neck of the words?..........Hmm, lamentably sad.....happy mother's day.
I have just checked the Whitmyre/Price application (on the US Patent Office website) . It has expired.
But it could easily, and successfully have been challenged in 2001. US$50 and an objection from a relevant Trinidadian steel band organization would have stopped it in its tracks. The application describes 'Caribbean Steel Pan" as a 'folk instrument', which is a false claim. It is a 'popular' instrument, but not a 'folk' instrument of unknown origin. It was invented by known persons. Some are still alive, and some , like Anthony Williams had the sense to patent their inventions.
Question: how could' the patenting process be 'too arduous and expensive' for a university department i the seventies, when Anthony Williams managed it in the forties?