Rennes Court of Appeal - ASTATO v/ VTI - ZANIEWSKI

Decision date

2003-05-06

Decision No.

RG 02/05888

Nature

Patent

Country

France

Jurisdiction

Cour d’Appel - Rennes

Parties

ASTATO c/ VTI - ZANIEWSKI

La Société ASTATO était représentée par Arnaud Casalonga, Avocat.

The owner of a French patent for a device creating a forced vacuum in a vent pipe sued the company ASTATO for patent infringement.

The Court of 1st Instance invalidated patent’s claims 1 and 2 for lack of inventive step and consequently, rejected the infringement action.

The Rennes Court of Appeal confirmed the judgment of the Court of First Instance and, in addition, invalidated patent’s claim 3.

The Court of Appeal therefore definitely rejected the infringement action.