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Only the owner of these two patens (Flanigan and Faust) acquired the optimum industrial property rights on the US
market for the securing of Multi Fitness Benches.
The rights of the telescopable post of the US Flanigan Patents expired on 04.02.89 in the USA with the end of the
patent after 15 years. (Validity period of the patent foreshortened!) My US patent No. 3,625,511 still had 17
years!) So it is not surprising that straight away on 14th February 1989 the Murphy US-Patent No. 4,804,179 with a
vertically standing telescopic post (post for a press/inclined bench and bar) in juxtaposition to a post of a pull
machine is being confirmed as a patent in the USA. (Without the citation of the meanwhile expired Flanigan post
but with the citation of a Faust Patent which did not have an adjustable post).
Murphy Canada Patent Murphy US Patent Murphy World Patent
The specific date for the registration of the Murphy Patent in the USA was consciously chosen because my US Patent
3,625,511 was to expire in December 1988 after 17 years. (According to the old validity period of US Patents!)
Joe Weider lays no claim on the US Murphy Patent of 1989 because this US registration was made in his name. He
had long become the owner of the Murphy Patent for Canada and Europe.
With respect to the invention of GB/CA Murphy patent (also Europe wide) a pull machine in combination with
posts and a flat bench (or exercise bench) and further posts which are in juxtaposition to the posts of the pull
machine are protected. (Further posts serve for example for placing a barbell in horizontal position).
Characteristics of the Weider license bench!
See Declaration in Lieu of