Howdy, some of you may recognize my name, Otis Guillebeau; and I am certain many of you may not. I need some help from someone if you're located in New South Wales, specifically.
I reside in the South Eastern USA. I am an inventor and have a number of products that are sold world-wide. My best-known product line is the Pocket Form Isolator
- which in simplified terms is a concrete form manufactured for the specific purpose of forming column isolation pockets on commercial construction projects. We call it PFI around here. Instead of contractors building wooden forms to confine concrete and immediately wrecking and discarding said forms, our products are made of recycled HDPE and remain in-place. Remaining in-place saves the contractors in time, money, headaches and reputations. This left-in-place form's upper edge actually serves a valuable purpose of separating infill from slab concrete. It also enables, in some cases; both regions of concrete to be cast simultaneously. At the 2001 World of Concrete, my product line was awarded the prestigious "Most Innovative Product" award for the year. We gained instant popularity and were adopted very quickly by the U.S. Corps of Engineers for their products and our products were utilized in the reconstruction of the Pentagon following the terrible 9/11 disasters.
Here is my dilemma: An Australian Company has literally excerpted from my website: photos, drawings and text to appear as if this was their invention. They're making crazy claims and even are calling "their product" Pocket Isolator Forms.
I've sent them correspondence, but I was honest and direct - but naturally
they haven't come to me to explain their theft of this intellectual property.
The company is:
Australian Bollards doing business as NJM Group
53-55 Korong Road
West Heidelberg VIC 3081
I googled this location and it appears to be a suburb of Melbourne in NSW
What I am in need of is someone willing to pose as a prospective customer to get product literature from these bums
- this can hopefully be done via telephone. Then, I would be forever grateful if you could email that info to me!
My email address is -edited out, please use the forums Private Messaging system to contact Otis- sorry Otis it's the rules not to post emails-Chuck
My website is Home
Thanks so much!
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia 30011-3392