Posted: June 17th, 2014
MBI Co. Ltd. v. Shimano Inc et al, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 18 June 2014, Case No. HA ZA 13-745
The scope of protection of a patent is determined by a 'context-driven' reading of a patent. In this reading, equivalents are taken into account. A further relying on equivalency is limited to cases in which the equivalent measures were not yet (to be) foreseen by the man skilled in the art.
Read the entire judgment (in Dutch) here.