Meaning he "bought" it, or "bought" the right to use it. He didn't create it. Just as he did with the Mullard name. Funny how he did that after tanking the first iteration of electro harmonix, or rather screwing the people he owed, then, it seems, selling what rightfully belonged to them to Akai... Just another NYC billionaire doing what they do best. As for bringing russian tubes to the west...we have this... https://www.abandonedspaces.com/public/atlas-i.html ...and it's russian counterpart to thank for both the influx of JAN and the eventual russian equivalent. Tubes were uniquely capable of withstanding the EMP (electromagnetic pulse) of a nuclear detonation... Until they weren't...unique in that regard. Something that the linked structure, and the research it was used for, ushered in. They, the super power military machines, had to do something with the tubes they no longer wanted. The russians had so many more only because of their QC issues. But any suggestion that the rubbish he produces in his former russian military factory resembles anything close to the originals whose names he prints on them is absolute fiction.