DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema fiber, has asserted the rights in Israel of one of its key patents. Publicly held FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd based in Tel Aviv  had been trying to prevent the issuance of this patent through a series of opposition proceedings and appeals. 

On 24 January 2017 an Israeli District Court affirmed a previous decision of the Israeli Patent Office dismissing FMS’ claims.

‘The ruling once again demonstrates the strength of DSM Dyneema’s Intellectual Property portfolio and innovations and confirms DSM Dyneema's position as an innovator in the field of high strength fibers and ballistic resistant material solutions,’ the company said in a press release. ‘The decision clears the way for grant of a patent to DSM Dyneema on highly oriented polyethylene fibers with amongst others a defined amount of solvent, and the technique for producing them.’

‘Innovation and patents are cornerstones of DSM Dyneema’s business strategy,’ said Golnar Motahari Pour, president of DSM Dyneema. ‘DSM Dyneema has consistently and rigorously defended its Intellectual Property on many occasions, and will continue to do so. It has successfully secured this same patent in several countries, and the patent has proven its relevance for protecting both DSM’s and its customers’ businesses.’

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