Posted: September 30th, 2013
Corma Inc and others v Hegler Plastik GmbH and another, UK Patents Court, 18 September 2013
The defendants in patent infringement proceedings applied for summary judgment, primarily on the basis that the expert evidence filed by the patentee was not credible. The Court held that it would not be appropriate for it to decide, on a summary basis and without hearing the expert in the witness box, that his evidence lacked credibility. The application was therefore refused.
The UK courts are usually very reluctant to decide patent infringement and validity proceedings on a summary basis and this case confirms that this remains true.
Read the entire judgment (in English) here.