I guess that European "out of the box" thinkers don't have to worry about US patents, do they?Now that's funny! I read the article. Major differences I saw were the safety and the mag as Eric B. has already stated. Bolt, bedding system looks pretty much the same. Ruger probably has a case. But, Ruger probably not too concerned about losing market share because their "stuff" is made in the USA quality and the American line has been out there for a while. They have sold a pile of them.