RE: STAT Press Release

From: Phil Dickens (
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 19:09:40 EET

Sorry for coming into this late but I am wading through my new year emails!
In France there is a system called 'Soleau Envelope' where you buy two
envelopes from the French Patent Office. In each envelope you place a design
or process information or whatever. You send the two sealed envelopes to the
French Patent Office and they stamp them and send one back to you for
reference. This is not a patent but it does give you some protection if
someone tries to take out a patent as you can show that you already had the
This is a form of registered trade secret and really just a defensive
mechanism. I believe other countries have similar systems.
Hope this helps.
P.S. I still need to sue for the blood at TCT Conference!

Prof. P. M. Dickens
Dept. of Engineering & Technology
De Montfort University
The Gateway
England LE1 9BH

Tel: +44 (0)116 257 7689
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marshall Burns []
Sent: 04 January 2001 17:01
To: Earl Dunlap;
Subject: Re: STAT Press Release

    Okay, those are trade secrets. But as far as I know there is no way to
register a trade secret and the Coke formula is not registered anywhere.
When you said your company has two registered trade secrets I was wondering
if you know something that I don't.
Best regards,
Marshall Burns
President, Ennex Corporation <>
Los Angeles, USA, (310) 397-1314 <>


----- Original Message -----
From: Earl <> Dunlap
To: <> ;
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2001 04:20
Subject: FW: STAT Press Release

Thank you for your interest. The best way I can explain it to you is Coke
and Pepsi have trade secrets not patents. This is a way to protect
proprietary material better.
Earl Dunlap
-----Original Message-----
From: <>
[]On Behalf Of Marshall Burns
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 9:03 PM
To: Earl Dunlap; <>
Subject: Re: STAT Press Release

    You say you have two registered trade secrets. What is a registered
trade secret?
Best regards,
Marshall Burns
President, Ennex Corporation <>
Los Angeles, USA, (310) 397-1314 <>


----- Original Message -----
From: Earl <> Dunlap
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:40
Subject: FW: STAT Press Release

I am not offended at all and I have been fielding alot of questions on STAT
fro two weeks now. We will be published in some trade magazines over the
next few months and maybe we will let a little more information out but for
the two main parts of what makes STAT work will stay a registered "Trade
Secret". To answer your question about patents? We do have a patent in
process and 2 registered trade secrets. We started selling this is November
1999 on a limited bases so we could develop and refine the process.
We are combining traditional rapid tooling and composite technology. We use
a 2 layer coating process on parts of the tool to handle heat and pressures.
We have adapted molding presses with special setups to handle the STAT molds
so pressures and heat does not hurt the STAT tool. We have compared in our
press release other technologies as to capabilities. Unfortunate this is all
I can release at this time along with the other information in that press
release. I hope this helps satisfy your questions.
Again, I apologize to you if you thought I was unset at your questions. I
will gladly answer your questions if I can. Again, I invite you to visit
Catalyst if you can?
Earl Dunlap
Vice President

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