Paris 1st Instance Court - GRUPO ANTOLIN FRANCE v/ FAURECIA INTÉRIEUR INDUSTRIE

Decision date

2009-05-14

Decision No.

RG 09/04220

Nature

Patent

Country

France

Jurisdiction

Paris First Instance Court

Parties

GRUPO ANTOLIN FRANCE v/ FAURECIA INTÉRIEUR INDUSTRIE

The companies GRUPO ANTOLIN were represented by Arnaud Casalonga, Attorney at Law assisted by Olivier Delprat, French Patent Attorney.

The owner of a French patent for an energy absorbing device upon impact sued the companies GRUPO ANTOLIN for patent infringement.

Although the Court overruled the patent invalidity claim based on insufficient disclosure, it invalidated patent’s claims 1, 2, 3 and 8 for lack of inventive step.

FAURECIA’s infringement action has therefore been rejected.

The Court’s decision has now become final.