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Stephen F. Gass

President

SawStop LLC

HQ Phone:  (503) 570-3200

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Email: s***@***.com

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SawStop LLC

11555 SW Myslony Street

Tualatin, Oregon,97062

United States

Company Description

SawStop is the world leader in table saw safety. Each SawStop saw stops and retracts the blade on contact with skin. The company's saws are designed to minimize saw-related injuries and the costs associated with them. ...more

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Inventor Behaving Badly (2011 Jul) - Alert Mind Publishing

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Steve Gass is a patent attorney who also has a PhD in physics.
Dr Gass has been a woodworking enthusiast since he was a child, and in 1999 developed an ingenious safety mechanism for table saws. With two partners who are also attorneys Dr Gass founded SawStop a company that manufactures table saws. Dr Gass is ambitious and would like to see his SawStop mechanism used more widely. According to BusinessWeek he approached the largest manufacturers of table saws more than ten years ago and tried to sell them a license to his patent. What should Dr Gass do if he does not succeed in selling his license to other manufacturers? He has a wide variety of legitimate actions. Of course, he can expand his existing SawStop company. The website proclaims that sales are good and that customers are pleased with the quality of SawStop products. Surely there are many additional woodworking people who will be interested in obtaining the benefits of SawStop. Suppose Dr Gass is intent on licensing his patent. He could go back to the large manufacturers with a more generous deal. Perhaps his proposition was not sufficiently compelling. With a public relations campaign he could make his hot dog demonstration widely known and motivate consumers to request SawStop technology when they buy woodworking machinery. Of course, there are limits to what Dr Gass should do. No matter how much he believes in the SawStop safety brake he has no right to use force to get his way. It is obvious that it would not be acceptable for him to give rival saw manufacturers an ultimatum: either buy a license to my product or I will shut you down. That is the kind of behavior displayed by a gangster with no respect for individual rights. And even as it is unconscionable for Dr Gass to act coercively, it is equally outrageous for him to use a surrogate to do his dirty work for him. According to BusinessWeek Dr Gass has been lobbying the "U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to require all table saws...to be equipped with SawStop or a similar safety device.


Pioneer Millwork Installs the Latest in Table Saw Technology with SawStop | Pioneer Millwork

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Steve Gass, inventor of the SawStop, eventually risks his own finger and shows that the SawStop sensor shut off, within a millimeter of his finger.


Articles Archives - Page 4 of 21 - Woodworking Everyday

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Dr. Stephen Gass, president of SawStop, commented on the Commission's decision: "When Bosch chose to introduce the REAXX saw in disregard of our patents, they left us with no alternative but to take action in court.


Sawstop Table Saw: Table Saws in St. Louis | St. Charles Hardwoods

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The Sawstop table saw is the brainchild of Sawstop's owner and founder, Steve Gass.
In 1999, Gass was struck with the idea of creating a table saw that quickly recognized when it came in contact with anything resembling the texture of human skin. Gass wanted to design a table saw that vastly improved the safety of the woodwork specialist. He created the Sawstop table saw using a unique electrical braking mechanism that underwent rigorous testing.


SawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop's Antitrust Lawsuit Released | Consumer Product Matters

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To recap, according to the February 2014 complaint, in 2000, Stephen Gass, inventor of "SawStop" and a patent attorney, began licensing negotiations with several companies now named as defendants in the lawsuit.
As a result, the companies allegedly held a vote on how to respond to SawStop and shortly thereafter ended their individual licensing negotiations with Gass. Tags: Antitrust, Power Tool Institute, SawStop, Stephen Gass Subscribe via e-mail Subscribe via RSS


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