Let it be known that I am 100% willing to work with the government (DoD agencies and others) in order to get my product to them.
I’d like to produce it for the government as the sole source contractor as it is proprietary to me. But, I really don’t care as long as I’m paid a fair price.
So, you can keep YKK and IDEAL and any other zipper companies alive for your ‘revolving door’ through government contracting in selling my closure as long as all use/sales generate revenue for me.
But, they will not be allowed/authorized to make, use, sell, license my technology in any other way besides for government use.
And, if they do then I will sue the government for patent infringement.
I’m being completely reasonable and well within my lawful, Constitutional rights.
Again, I don’t care if I’m the one contracting with the government. I just want to get paid for the tech that I worked so hard to create.
That means a royalty over the life of the patent.