In a patent infringement case initiated by Oxeon, a manufacturer of spread tow woven fabrics sold under the TeXtreme brand, a German Court of Appeal recently ruled in favour of Oxeon.

The infringing product, a spread tow fabric, was produced by G. Angeloni Srl, Italy. The Court of Appeal found the aforesaid product to be infringing the German part of a European patent (EP 1 838 909 B1). The patent is owned by a company associated with Oxeon and Oxeon is the licensee of the patent.

A German district court initially interpreted the patent in a different way and ruled in favour of the defendant, G Angeloni Srl. However, on appeal by Oxeon the Court of Appeal overruled the earlier judgment and instead ruled in favour of Oxeon.

G. Angeloni Srl. has decided not to appeal the judgment of the Oberlandesgericht München and the deadline for doing that has now passed. 

This story is reprinted from material from TeXtreme, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.