Freudenstadt, June 2021 - Before the Chinese Intermediate People's Court in Hefei, China, Robert Bürkle GmbH has obtained a first instance judgment in its favor against the Chinese manufacturer Qinhuangdao Visual Automation Equipment Co., Ltd. ("Visual").
The Chinese court's ruling states that Visual's KSL1824 laminator conflicts with rights under Chinese BÜRKLE patent CN 101314270 B relating to BÜRKLE's multi-level, multi-daylight laminator, which is also protected by European patent EP 1 997 614 B1, among others. The judgment, which is not yet final, prohibits Visual from manufacturing and selling or offering to sell such multi-level laminators from China and requires Visual to destroy the infringing products, semi-finished products, equipment and molds used to manufacture the infringing products.
In connection with the court ruling, Visual has already filed a complaint. However, BÜRKLE remains confident that these proceedings will be decided in favor of the existing BÜRKLE patent.