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Old 04-06-2019, 07:52 AM   #30
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I just took a look at every one of my matching dies that have an open center. Except for Sizzix-manufactured dies (Stampin Up and some of the Tim Holtz), all of my open-center dies have a tiny lip on the inside of the die. It's less than 1/2 mm wide (sometimes it's really tiny), but it is there. I have many, many brands of dies (well, you probably have more brands than me, but just sayin' ) that match my stamps and none of them would be affected by the suit. So, a "wait and see" might be a good attitude to adopt. I am.

You might take a look at your open-center dies to see what yours look like. The patent is for a type of die that has absolutely no edge extending into the center.

Now, I'm not making any claims to one side or the other, either on the original patent validity or the suits that have been filed. But neither am I going to make assumptions about rightfulness or wrongfulness on either side of the issue. Just remember the Spellbinders suit from 10 years ago.
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