China’s Hon Lik is a somewhat controversial figure in the global vaping community, crowned in some sections of the blogosphere as the modern-day inventor of the electronic cigarette.  Love him or hate him, the man was once the proud owner of some very impressive patents that many believe are the basis for a large portion of today’s e-cig market.  After years of suing competitors over copyright infringement issues, Lik threw in the towel.  He sold his patents to Imperial Tobacco in 2014 and went on to bigger and better things.
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