Spanish technology company Televes has won a long running patent dispute against Fagor Electrónica over its Avant programmable amplifiers.
Fagor had claimed the Avant and Avant 5 amplifiers to be in breach of patents awarded in Germany.
The complex ruling made through Court No. 4 and Section 2 of the Provincial Court of La Coruña were ratified by the Supreme Tribunal through a Court Order that also ruled an appeal to be inadmissible. The ruling was supported by the Mercantile Court No. 2 of Bilbao and Provincial Court of Biscay, as well as by the German Federal Patent Court.
One of the patents held by Fagor has now been revoked by the German Federal Patent Court and the company must pay legal costs.
“The legal decisions satisfy Televes, to the extent that they rule in favour of its arguments and back without a shadow of a doubt the company’s meticulous respect for industrial property and the regulations of fair competition in the development of its successful Avant range of amplifiers, principles which have been Televes’ identifying traits in its 50 years of history,” said a company statement.
The initial lawsuit was launched by Fagor in October 2000.