Update and clarification requested.
Someone please bring me up to date by confirming the following or set me straight. Thanks.
Escort was the lead brand built and sold by Cincinnatti(sp?) Microwave and Mike Valentine was the lead engineer and a principal of the company, way back when. In the '80s (?) Valentine and the other principal elected to split the sheet whereupon Valentine formed Valentine Research. Some time later Cincinnatti Microwave went bankrupt and a new company was formed which now owns the Escort brand name (and the radar detector patents(?). Valentine Research has aggressively protected it's product/patents from false and/or misleading claims and continues to have a one-price-fits-all price policy for individuals and would be resellers.