The Scurvy Dog of PR: I was one of those who were originally abandoned when Olympus discontinued the OM series- 'way back when'. I had thousands in the system. So I was little apprehensive when they chose to start the whole 4/3's thing. Now I'm glad I waited to move on a new system. Micro 4/3's was suppose to be the little brother to the ridiculous Digital SLRs we have today. I'm not surprised it never happened. They lack vision and do not innovate like they did in the early days of 35mm SLR's I still wish there was a spot metering system available today, that could do what the OM3 and OM4 could do. Pro level finesse. I also know Sony is now sitting on many of those Minolta patents, Olympus used. Have you ever compared an OM SLR next to any current D/SLR? I have. The camera industry as a whole is about 'unit sales', not about creating great products. Though there are a few exceptions.
Are you serious? What does illegal actions at the boardroom level have to do with camera design?