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Tiama wins again, after Heye International has appealed for the nullity of the ATLAS patent

The German Federal Supreme Court ruled in favor of Tiama

Tiama has informed that in the latest episode in its ongoing efforts to defend its unique intellectual property that it has won once again against Heye International in its patent infringement case.

The following news item is published in its original format, as requested by Tiama.
In its decision dated September 19, 2017 (file No. X ZR 114 /15) the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) ruled in favor of Tiama. It was declared that the German part of the Tiama’s European Patent 1 147 405 is valid and can be opposed to infringers.
The Düsseldorf’s civil court had earlier taken final and binding decision on infringement.
The validity of the patent had been attacked by Heye International GmbH and now the Germany`s highest patent court found that:
· the patent fulfilled the requirements of novelty and inventive step,
· the challenges brought against the patent were unfounded.
The judgment is the latest episode in Tiama’s ongoing efforts to defend its unique intellectual property.
With the validity of this key patent confirmed, Tiama will keep on seeking damage claims against users of this technology. Tiama will continue to vigorously defend its IP portfolio. We will protect the companies’ R&D efforts and hope that continued enforcement will eventually discourage further competitors from infringing our proprietary patented technologies.

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