Web Exclusive | July 2018
SPGprints wins patent case
SPGPrints, a leading equipment and consumables supplier for printing in the textile and graphics industry, has successfully argued before the Dutch court in The Hague that the MS/Dover patent EP2643159 for single pass digital textile printing is not inventive. The Court therefore invalidated the patent for the Netherlands. MS/Dover decided not to appeal the decision.
Joustra, CEO of SPGPrints, comments: “As the inventors of rotary screen printing and a first mover in digital textile printing SPGPrints instantly recognised that the MS/Dover patent was not inventive. We are happy that this has now been confirmed by an experienced patent court.”
The decision is available (in Dutch) at www.deeplink.rechtspraak.nl/uitspraak?id=ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10453