I have been wondering about this lately, I posted it in OD forums but looks like is pretty slow over there.
(Im assuming One Drop have 100% exclusivity in all kind of uses of the side effects patent, and my opinion is based on this assumption, I might be wrong)
I was thinking about side effects… I think it would benefit One Drop to allow other companies to free use the Side effects design compatibility (only compatibility). That is, making the yoyos side effects compatible, (NOT making the side effects of course, OD will retain the exclusivity to make the side effects).
This way is a win-win situation, the other company will benefit to have the plus to offer a product that can have an array of interchangeable side effects to customize the yoyo, OD will sell side effects to that company to be used in their products, also, people will be more encouraged to buy OD yoyos if they already have some extra side effects from their other throws. OD will be able to offer more side effects designs and it will ultimately extend their market.
I think the benefits of free opening the compatibility hugely surpass the benefits of exclusivity.
I can’t see many downsides to this. (thoughts?)