Posted: March 29th, 2022
Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, Spain, 13 January 2022, Appeal Docket No. 880/2021 (ECLI:ES:APB:2022:1)
One year after the first-instance ruling in one of the most mediatic patent cases in Spain, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered a judgment changing course, namely inreversing the first instance judgment and declaring the invalidity of Vorwerk’s patent on its famous “Thermomix” food processor. Defendant Lidl is now free to reinstate its competitor “Monsieur Cuisine Connect” robot in the market.
Judgment and summary: Luis Fernández-Novoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER