I really don't see why Armada's worried about companies using that design. Even if they give it the sidecut/camber they're trying to patent, they still can't match the technology/design that gives them the reputation for quality, and usually long lasting skis. So far only Atomic has successfully made something that could be considered an exact copy (the Bent Chetler, sorry to say, but they even used the same materials/engineering in that they used in the JJ, kinda bullshit) but they still shouldn't get all pissed off about it.
I kind of have a hard time also trying to picutre Jp, Tanner, Julien, and Tyson all sitting around being like "let's sue these fuckers". I bet it was one of their jackass lawyers, they're always trying to sue people.
And I'm sorry about your El Reys, I have 08 Jp vs Juliens that I've had since they came out, and they've been on every surface imaginable and I'm ready to ride em again this season. In fact, all my skis are Armada; 09 ARG, '11 JJ, and 08 JpvsJulien. I hope who ever did this pulls their head out of their ass because Armada is one company I've never heard anything bad about till now.