Home Depot Called "Arrogant," Must Actually Pay Inventor For Invention

Home Depot Called "Arrogant," Must Actually Pay Inventor For Invention

Home Depot had a problem: their employees kept sawing off their own extremities with the saws they used to cut lumber for customers. Michael Powell invented a gadget which fixed the problem, and offered to sell the device to the chain for $2,000 each. Then, the inventor’s lawsuit alleged, Home Depot simply stole the gadget’s design, made their own, and wouldn’t compensate him. “F*** Michael Powell. Let him sue us.” one executive said at the time. Now the chain must pay him a judgment of about $25 million. [More]

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Designer Todd Goldman Accused of Rampant Plagiarism

Designer Todd Goldman Accused of Rampant Plagiarism

We’ve been seeing this story popping up here and there and weren’t sure if it was really a consumer issue, but after it showed up on BoingBoing again today we decided that there were just too many examples to ignore.