We dive into the drama between TWSBI and Narwhal with nib meister Joshua Lax (JJ Lax). Is TWSBI justified in its claim that the Narwhal piston mechanism is a copy? Who has the patent on the fountain pen piston mechanism? Where is the fine line between a copy and an original design? Tom, Joshua, and I weigh in on this hot button topic. Send your thoughts on the subject to pentertainmentpodcast@gmail.com

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