Last year I covered a story where Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems, or FSIS, won a lawsuit against Nazdar in a court in Dusseldorf. Naturally Nazdar appealed and the court has now rejected this appeal.Continue reading “Dusseldorf court rejects Nazdar appeal”
Avery Dennison has filed a lawsuit in Germany against UPM Raflatac, asserting that Raflex MDO infringes its patent on its Global MDO pressure-sensitive film product with European Patent Number 2 049 333 B1. Continue reading “Avery Dennison to sue UPM Raflatac (Updated)”
EFI has scored another legal victory, this time at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which confirmed as invalid a device profile patent asserted by a subsidiary of the non-practicing entity Acacia Research Corporation against EFI and 31 other companies. Continue reading “EFI wins legal victory over patent troll”
EFI has declared victory in a Spanish patent struggle with KeraJet over EFI’s Cretaprint ceramic inkjet printer. Tomas Claramonte, the head of KeraJet, had claimed that Cretaprint infringed his patent—a claim the Commercial Court in Valencia rejected earlier this year. That court ruled that the infringement claims were meritless and that the patent is invalid because it lacks an inventive step. However, KeraJet appealed this decision but the appeals court has upheld the earlier ruling, confirming that the patent is null and void as it relates to EFI Cretaprint.
EFI’s General Counsel Bryan Ko commented: “We now look forward to decisions from the German and Italian courts in lawsuits filed by EFI, and expect the patent will be invalidated in those countries, too.”