Seriously check their IP protection. There should be no problem with them giving patent numbers to you. It would be considered reasonable due diligence. It is something I would do if I were considering involvement/employment with them. When you snag the patents, share them here and I am sure we will all chime in and you will get an unbiased assessment.
The size and power of that motor makes for a UAV power plant. If the company does not currently know about the right ways into that community they have missed their prime high $ market. I would question why they don't know if that is the case.
This type of motor serves two widely different product lines. One high reliability, with a paper trail required and subsequently high cost/price. It is good if a variant of the product can be marketed to the consumer market.
If they don't have patents issued I would be careful. BTW, if you can say, what would be your new role in the company?
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