The patent licensee ASSIA was held to be entitled to conduct the present infringement action but was not successful in its claim. Independent claims 1 and 16 were deemed invalid because of added subject matter (intermediate generalization) and in an obiter dictum the court also mentioned that the claimant had not succeeded in proving infringement.

Case date: 25 September 2019
Case number: C/09/563488 / HA ZA 18-1176
Court: District Court of The Hague

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.


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