I am sure Phil from MPPS will be glad that you bought a pirate copy of his tool .
I'm not sure what you're trying to say ?
I haven't yet looked inside the MPPS, but if it is like 99% of all other car interface units it will be based on the chip manufacturers datasheet designs, possibly with a microcontroller interpretting data, possibly not.
About the only custom thing which it could have in it would be the software on the micro (if present), and maybe Phil has let that out of his control by not setting code protection when programming his own product.
The specifications for the protocols used are public knowledge, the hardware designs are public knowledge and the connectors are already made and the wiring standards are also public.
If anything, I congratulate Phil for a keen bit of marketing and would support his continued efforts with any future products !
EDIT - I just opened up my 'clone' The main chip is an SJA1000T by Philips (NXP) it is an off the shelf CAN controller, selling for about £3 at RS.
Multi protocoal proramming system, MPPS, is a generic term used in the electronics biz, and not a company name. 'Multi Protocol' is an industry term 'Programming System' says what it is integrated into.
is 'Phil from MPPS' short for Philips, the poeple who made the chip that does the hard work ?