If you really want history then check out:i’ve not been around the pinball scene long enough to know all of the history, so it’s interesting to hear these snippets and try to piece together the story
I can’t believe that deeproot would get so far down the line and then find all this out.
it isn’t really rocket science: if you invent something yourself, make sure you are not infringing on someone else’s IP.
If you buy something in, make sure the seller actually owns the IP, it doesn’t infringe any third parties IP, and that the seller indemnifies you if it does.
From what I have understood of them, it doesn’t look like they had a clean start though, but even so, they could have sorted any legal issues out way up front before starting to even r&d spend.