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NL – Nikon v. ASML

Posted: June 8th, 2018

Nikon Corporation v. ASML Holding N.V., ASML Netherlands B.V. and ASML Systems B.V., District Court of The Hague, 6 June 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6542

This is case no. 2 of 11 patent cases between Nikon and ASML.

The Court rules that ASML does not infringe the Dutch part of Nikon’s EP 2 157 480 relating to a illumination system for lithography machines as the patent is not inventive and thus invalid. The Court stays its decision with respect to the foreign parts of EP 2 157 480.

Costs awarded: € 475 000 (as agreed between parties beforehand).

A copy of the decision can be read here.

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