austriamicrosystems scores success in patent infringement lawsuit against Melexis

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austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS) today announced that the District Court (Landgericht) in Duesseldorf (Germany) issued a decision in the patent infringement lawsuit regarding magnetic field encoder products against Melexis N.V. / SA (Belgium) and its German subsidiary Melexis GmbH fully in favor of austriamicrosystems. In its firstinstance verdict the court established that the sale and distribution of products from Melexis' product family of magnetic field encoders in Germany infringes European Patent EP 0 916 074 B1 exclusively held by austriamicrosystems. The court decision can be appealed.

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