> I'm curious to know how some of these multi-track looper > products (both > hardware and software) and their respective developers are > dealing with > those patents. Are they making specific design choices to > avoid infringing > the patents? Are they licensing the technology from the > original inventor? > Or are they unaware of the patents and just running blind > into a big problem? > > My guess is the latter... > Interesting. Can you give me any hints as to where I might find the patent info? Searching that patent office for "Perille" yields nothing, searching for "Loop" yields over 300,000 results, and searching for "multitrack AND loop" gives 179 with no obvious titles relating to our subject.