- Jun 29, 2016
They didn't come up with the inertia valve. I was "partners" with the guy that did, Don Richardson, in the early 90's. We used it in a different form on Nissan GTP cars and Citroen Rally/Raid cars.Everyone was not "fond" of the Stratos gear is the point. Some of their stuff worked, they came up with the inertia valve (but failed to effectively protect the intellectual property).
Mike/Stratos had a proper license for the inertia valve patent from Don. But a much larger company used a bogus patent to put Mike in court until he ran out of money, even though he was in the right.
This big company was later found out and "penalized" for their actions.
Too late for Mike, quality issues notwithstanding
Maybe this belongs in "What's wrong with the industry?"