Re: Rumor about the Vortex Bowl
I don't understand what you're trying to say as far as suggesting that Eric was involved with the development and/or production of the Vortex.
The Phunnel bowl was already copied and sold before the Vortex bowl came out so it doesn't matter if he wanted to patent it or not. There's also the time and expenses that he can't afford to defend such a patent, plus the fact that he would have to disclose everything that makes the Phunnel bowl perform as it does making it a perfect blueprint for foreign manufacturers to copy. These are also the major reasons why he is still reluctant to patent his new bowl design.