Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 17, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chloe Hosking jumps up to top step of podium in hilly stage 3 of Santos Women’s Tour; Tour Down Under GC battle looms at Paracombe: ‘One of the hardest stages the TDU has seen’; Fractured clavicle ends Toon Aerts’ season; Riders react to Italian World Cup course; Wout van Aert shifts focus to world championship questionable for Hoogerheide; Fight for Giro d’Italia wildcard invite to be fierce; Pinarello responds to claims of intellectual property infringement; Vanmarcke reveals spring Classics programme; Devriendt has knee surgery; Video: 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling; The Road Less Traveled – Why do you ride gravel?; Steven Ceballos Urbano de Manizales jump.

Pinarello responds to claims of intellectual property infringement

by CyclingTips

In response to the open letter published by CEO of Velocite Victor Major alleging that Pinarello infringed on Velocite’s patents for designs included in the new Dogma F10 frame, the Italian firm said the public way in which the claim was made is unfair and that it is waiting on the Taiwainese company to provide more information on its claims.

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“Providing this information is not ancillary but mandatory when an infringement is alleged,” Pinarello told Bicycle Retailer. “Cicli Pinarello SpA, as a leading company in the cycling sector, obviously takes intellectual property issues with the utmost seriousness, Pinarello itself being a patent holder.

“Although Pinarello can understand that his behavior may procure Mr. Major a rise in his notoriety, that same behavior is deeply unfair, since Mr. Major himself is perfectly aware that he chose not to discuss the issue with Pinarello.”

The dispute centres around Major’s claims that he attempted to contact Pinarello about the issue, but that the company failed to respond, despite the company’s law firm saying it would by September. However, Major said he had not received any communication, thus prompting him to post his letter last week.

Pinarello said it is willing to work through the issue but that the company “will not tolerate and will take appropriate actions against any unsupported allegation, explicit or implicit, of being an infringer or a ‘thief.’ ”

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