Guest says: "Ford has plenty of patents, on its vechicles. When I purchase the vehicle, its mine to do with whatever I please."
Having not seen the Filta FA but taking a wild-arsed guess, I'd speculate that at most you'd be free to use the machine as an end table, but not to filter cooking oil with it. Because to get that machine you signed an agreement to only filter cooking oil as a Filta franchisee.
Because Filta sells franchises, not filtering machines. You only have possession of a machine as part of a franchise agreement. BTW, Ford doesn't sell cars to YOU, they sell them to Ford dealers (a form of franchisee). Then the dealer sells them to you.
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