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Trek is Awarded Patent for Split Pivot Suspension Design

WATERLOO, Wisconsin (derailedonline.com) - The US Patent office has issues patent number 7,837,213 to the Trek Bicycle Company. This patent covers their ABP suspension design which employs a split pivot technique, the same used by Dave Weagle of DW Suspension that received a patent earlier this year.

The patent office heavily scrutinized Trek's patent application cause of the existence of Dave Weagles approved patent. In the end the patent office concluded that both designs were independently developed at the same time and thereby allowed to legally coexist in the market place.

This presents a huge win for Trek Bicycles that already employ the ABP design along their line of mountain bikes.




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Posted on Dec 2, 2010 08:25:38 -0400 by Brady.