Originally Posted by Arbody
I'll type slowly for you...
MARPAT & CADPAT have different color palettes. MARPAT is a direct copy of CADPAT.
Changing the color palette does not change the fact that the pattern was copied exactly.
Filing a patent claim does not change the fact that the pattern was copied exactly.
If the company that produces SURPAT did not secure the rights to the pattern from whatever company owns the algorithm (IIRC it was a Dutch firm) they would could be subject to lawsuits if they ever sell the pattern in a country where said company operates.
Now it's entirely possible that the maker did in fact enter into an agreement with the original creator of the pattern. I don't know whether they did or not. I do think it is unlikely given that there has been no scuttlebutt surrounding the possibility but that is beside the point.
PMI is just another one who like to scream "Evil Ruskies copy this copy that" with zero of knowledge.
Of course, that's it exactly, why else would I take specific pains to point out that it is different than when people make silly claims like "SU-27 is a copy of F-15!!" just because both have twin tails.
Yes it is a direct copy of the CADPAT pattern just as MARPAT is. I made no value judgement regarding said copying (unless you want to believe I also like to scream 'evil Marines copy this copy that') I merely pointed it out and provided evidence to demonstrate as much. I think any reasonable individual would be hard pressed not to acknowledge it.
The 'evil ruskies' claims only exist within your imagination so get over your damn insecurity complex.