The fight between PSDE and Bodo Arlt, who left the magazine to start Bodo’s Power Systems is something we’ve not given much coverage to within Napier News. As there was no way for us to know exactly what happened, we didn’t want to comment. We also don’t carry opinions from either side. We’ll continue the “no comment” approach throughout 2008, but will highlight any important news.

The latest news in the battle is that a ruling was issued that is scheduled to come into force on 15th February. This ruling covers the use of the title “Bodo’s Power Systems” for a free-of-charge trade publication, and also that there were a number of other design elements that could no longer be used. We understand that Bodo will appeal against this ruling, and we’ll cover further key developments in the future.