Posted: January 30th, 2020
Tomra Sorting Limited v. Kiremko B.V., Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague, 17 January 2020, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:274
Kiremko produces machines for the potatoe processing industry. Tomra instigated preliminary injunction proceedings against Kiremko, alleging Kiremko infringed Tomra’s EP 379 relating to “Pressure release arrangements, in particular for product processing system”.
The Judge holds that for now it is unsufficiently clear that Kiremko infringes EP 379 as there is a serious, non negligible chance that the patent will be revoked in proceedings on the merits due to lack of novelty and inventive step.
A copy of the judgment (in Dutch) can be read here.