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Wrench Inventor Claims Sears
Stole His Idea, Took It to China

ABC News, by David Muir & Eric Noll

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Posted By:MissMolly, 11/15/2012 5:30:33 AM

In the small town of Cabot, Pa., Dan Brown is the proud inventor of the Bionic Wrench, a product made solely in Pennsylvania. His goal from day one was to make his invention in America. This time last year, Brown´s factory was buzzing, with his employees working overtime to fulfill holiday orders. With the help of Sears, Brown´s company sold more than 200,000 wrenches at Christmas alone. "Last year was a great year," Brown said. "We got ourselves on a commercial and Sears had us in stores. We were going crazy."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/15/2012 5:44:29 AM     (No. 9015378)

Sears has been good at this MO and have been crushing small entrepreneurs on a regular basis for years. All for the sake of a buck!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Slimepuppy, 11/15/2012 5:59:52 AM     (No. 9015396)

...Sears is, of course, from Chicago....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 11/15/2012 6:39:00 AM     (No. 9015424)

I´m afraid he´s going to learn something terribly true about patent law.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/15/2012 7:22:04 AM     (No. 9015486)

In my humble opinion, nothing compares to genuine ViceGrips.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: iamtinman, 11/15/2012 7:30:39 AM     (No. 9015493)

This is not the first time Sears has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. My christmas wish is that Dan Brown gets every dime he asks for. I´ve quit buying there since other stores offer equal products at lower prices.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nosillod, 11/15/2012 7:40:05 AM     (No. 9015507)

Craftsman tools are junk. Who cares if they have a lifetime warranty if you are in the middle of a job and they break or don´t work. Their ratchet wrenches strip out very easily. I quit buying there long ago. Power tools are the same. Specs don´t match reality.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 11/15/2012 8:00:17 AM     (No. 9015548)

Isn´t Sears teetering on extinction??
Stealing ideas is not new, it is done all the time in all industries. The Chinese are more than happy to "knock-off" a product, making it similar and inferior.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 11/15/2012 8:17:30 AM     (No. 9015584)

Wouldn´t the true American way be to buy the guy out and develop and market the product as you see fit.

If they liked it they shoulda put a ring on it.

But, same problem here as in the government and electorate - virtue is out, expedience is in.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 11/15/2012 8:24:17 AM     (No. 9015598)

All you need to know about the modern day Sears is that K-Mart owns them.

The same K-Mart that is closing stores faster than Moochelle spends our taxpayer money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: slipstik, 11/15/2012 8:28:20 AM     (No. 9015610)

If memory serves, Sears also stole the push button socket release some years back. They ended up paying the inventor multi millions in damages and had to pay licensing costs to continue using the feature on their wrenches. Way to go Sears! I hope they take one in the head on this one. How many times do you have to learn the lesson???

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/15/2012 8:33:58 AM     (No. 9015627)

Don´t know if it´s true but I´ve heard that the current CEO, who hasn´t been there all that long, has about ruined Sears.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/15/2012 8:46:54 AM     (No. 9015660)

it´s true, 11. Ever since Lampert took control of Sears Holdings it´s been downhill. Interesting article in Forbes last Spring saying Lampert ´´ruined´´ Sears. Employees and customers would agree.

When I was a sprout, my dad swore by Craftsman tools. Would not own any other. Now, they´re just cheap krap made in China...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/15/2012 9:00:46 AM     (No. 9015696)

FTA:

"The allegations made by Mr. Brown simply are untrue and we will vigorously defend against all of the allegations raised in his lawsuit," Sears Holdings Corp. said in a statement to ABC News. "Despite some visual similarities to other tools on the market, the Craftsman Max Axess locking wrench operates in a different way, using a mechanism designed in the 1950s that Mr. Brown expressly argued to the patent office was different from his own design."

This will work itself out in the courts.

I am skeptical when I see David Muir in the byline. He is Diane Sawyer´s adoring sidekick when they do the "Made in America" schtick. This was undoubtedly one of their "investigations".

I hope that if it turns out that Sears was not guilty of any wrongdoing, the diligent Sawyer-Muir team will give that as much publicity in a followup story.

I will not hold my breath, however.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 11/15/2012 9:53:46 AM     (No. 9015836)

Some Senior Sears Exec is about to retire and will buy this poor guy´s company for pennies on the dollar after he has exhausted his capital in legal fees and stops fighting. They´ve been doing this forever!

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