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Chemplate Materials SL (Chemplate) wins its patent suit against former Licensee Cedal Equipment SRL (Cedal) in Turin Court

12 November 2017

Cedal loses all rights to produce, commercialise, distribute, sell and/or
import any machine incorporating Chemplate’s Indubond-like technology

The Technology behind the Indubond Trademark, Chemplate’s Patented Inductive
Bonding Registration System, licensed to Cedal, has been ruled to be for the sole
benefit of Chemplate Materials SL. Cedal was found to be in violation of Chemplate’s
European Patent # EP1460880. Cedal is forbidden any involvement in two machine
types: the “Bonding 130” pin registered Inductive Bonding System, as well as the
Pinless 211 single drawer machine.
In addition, the court found that Cedal’s filing of Italian patents #s 1,378,457 and
1.383.504, describing technology belonging to Chemplate Materials, to be a violation of
Chemplate’s rights as delineated in their European Patent. As a result, Chemplate was
awarded the title of Cedal’s Italian Patents #s 1,378,457 and1.383.504.
Cedal must pay Chemplate Materials damages as well as two-thirds of Chemplate
Materials’ legal costs for the process and additional costs related to the appeal by
Cedal of the original ruling.
Cedal became a licensee of Chemplate’s Indubond Technology in 2005. Violations of
the license came to light in 2007. When it became clear to Chemplate that Cedal was
infringing on Chemplate's European patent, a law suit was filed in May of 2010. The
original suit was declared in Chemplate’s favor and the results of that suit were
published in the Italian Newspaper La Repubblica at the beginning of November this
year (see the attachment to this article).
Cedal began an appeals process in January of 2015 and lost that appeal in a decision
announced in August of 2016 and confirmed by the Court of Turin on the 12 th of
September 2016. Some of the details as set forth in the original decision of April 2014
were modified by the appeals court including an increase of the “per violation” penalty
set forth as 1000 EUR by the lower court to 5000 EUR by the appeals court and an
increase in the legal fees of Chemplate Materials that Cedal must pay as a result of the
appeal.

Chemplate Cedal

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