BSH defends vacuum cleaner patent against Electrolux

The German Federal Court of Justice has upheld a vacuum cleaner patent owned by German manufacturer BSH, thus overturning a first-instance ruling. It is now likely that infringement proceedings will resume. A parallel dispute in Sweden has resulted in a referral to the CJEU concerning jurisdictional questions.Since 2007, BSH Hausgeräte and Electrolux have been fighting over vacuum cleaner technology. Now the German Federal Patent Court has upheld a patent owned by BSH, meaning suspended proceedings in Düsseldorf could now resume

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