A quote from the article:
The lock makers say they can’t respond to the issues Tobias is raising until he tells them exactly how his attacks work. But before he’s willing to give them the details, Tobias has insisted the makers agree to fix the vulnerable locks retroactively with no cost to customers who have already purchased them. Something they refuse.
It got me thinking - I've never heard of anyone doing this in the software world. For those who just have a website, I suppose this kind of threat isn't too big a deal. Most reasonable software vendors provide patching on an ongoing basis, but for those who don't, is anyone aware of any cases like this? A researcher requiring the vendor to promise to fix the product before they disclose the defect?