Posted: July 1st, 2009
Otis Elevator Company v. S.A. Schinlder, infringement and invalidity proceedings, Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris, France, 1 July 2009, Docket No. 06/18186, with thanks to Pierre Véron, Véron & Associés
Claim 1 of the foregoing patent is invalid for insufficient disclosure, the skilled person not being able to select the dimensions of the wedge clamp and its angle in order to obtain a compressive stress value lower than a defined value which is given neither by the patent nor by the knowledge accessible at the time of the invention. The other asserted claims being dependent on claim 1 insufficiently disclosed, they are also insufficiently disclosed and equally invalid.
Since the asserted claims are invalid, the infringement claims are without object.
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