"How about this! Upon demonstration of the performance of the unit to the satisfaction of Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin will pay to Dick Weir the sum of $50,000,000 for the exclusive right to sell to the U.S. military establishment.
"You got caught DeedleTwo. The whole premise of this thread was that there was no evidence that LM paid nothing for its exclusive license. You were wrong. LM said they paid nothing.
You can dance and prance with lawyer-speak but we all know that you…"
"Absolutely. The design space for battery technologies is so large, and the fundamental limitations nowhere near, so it seems very likley someone will hit the jackpot. Let us hope this is it! Cost is always a strange thing, and difficult to know till…"
"If he said that, then clearly he had at that time not been officially contracted to do the tests.He ain't gonna do it without a contract, and he ain't gonna sign a contract without having his lawyers give their nihil obstat.Because…"
"More!?!??! By my standard, anyone who uses "______ wouldn't/doesn't __________ without __________" is not a serious person, because they clearly haven't payed attention to this story at all. And you've been…"
Nobody serious does anything without contracts.
Which makes it that much more confusing when, a month after his visit, and after he has received samples, and reviewed protocol, DE is still without a contract. By that…"
Which makes it that much more confusing when, a month after his visit, and after he has received samples, and reviewed protocol, DE is still without a contract. By that standard, they are already not serious!"
"Nobody serious does anything without contracts.DE has a contract to test and report, and there is no possibility that he is worried about being sued for accurately reporting the results of his test.If Rud can be believed, LM is paying him to test…"
"There is no possibility anyone is going to sue DE for accurately reporting the results of the tests he was contracted to perform.Rud's continual suggestion that he has back-channel information from DE to the effect that DE will not proceed…"
"Rud's blather makes very little sense.VERY little.If (as seems nigh-certain), DE was retained to test and report on whatever it is that DW has, there is no possibility that he would fear a lawsuit for correctly reporting the results of his…"
"It's a safe bet that LM does nothing whatsoever without a contract, and it's an even safer bet that every one of their contracts are drafted by lawyers.Recall the old aphorism about every card game having a chump. "Look…"