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NL – Samsung v. Yorcom Computers et al.

18 Oct 2018

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd v. Yorcom Computers B.V., Maxperian NL B.V. and Digital Revolution B.V. (joined cases), District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 17 October 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:12290

Samsung holds EP 327, EP 559 en EP 701 relating to ink cartridges and sues Maxperian, Digital Revolution and Yorcom for patent infringement. Yorcom et al successfully attack Samsung’s patents in an invalidity counter claim.

Taking Samsung’s ML-1630 en ML-1631 cartridges as closest prior art, the Court states that EP 327, EP 559 en EP 701 lack inventive step.

A copy of the decision (in Dutch) can be read here.