Recently, there were two electric bike wheels released that looked exactly the same. I thought to myself, "What the fuck?", this isn't possible. And in fact it wasn't. The story Copenhagen Wheel tells is that the European asshole from FlyKly came to their lab at MIT as they were developing the original Copenhagen wheel, to "Check things out".
What they didn't expect is that this same douche would release a wheel almost identical to theirs, via kickstarter, just as they were preparing to release their own.