Tiama has taken a successful action against the violation of its European patents in Germany. In 2013, Tiama launched proceedings against Heye International with respect to the HiShield Ranger in Germany.

The Düsseldorf District Court decided, in 2014, that two patents were infringed by that glass inspection product.

Heye’s motion to the German Federal Patent Court arguing invalidity of one of the patents was rejected by the German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht). Heye appealed against all three decisions.

The Düsseldorf Court of Appeals already rendered its final and binding decision on infringement EP 1 147 405. The judges did not see a reason to stay proceedings considering the status of the invalidity proceedings.

As a consequence, Heye International is obliged to cease and desist from selling the HiShield Ranger product and recalled such products.

During the glasstec 2016 exhibition, Tiama asked the same court to appoint an expert to investigate on a follow-up product of the HiShield Ranger.

This new investigation concerning Tiama’s patent EP 1 147 405 is still ongoing and an expert report is to be issued soon.