The Patent and Market Court in Stockholm recently issued a judgment in a patent dispute between Osstell AB and Integration Diagnostics. Osstell claimed that Integration Diagnostics’ instrument for contactless measurement of dental implant stability (with the somewhat amusing trademark “Penguin”) infringed one of its patents.
Integration Diagnostics denied infringement and also filed a counter-claim for invalidity. After two years of litigation, and four days of oral hearing, the court delivered its opinion, and sided with Integration Diagnostics. The patent was revoked due to lack of basis. The Court also found non-infringement (on the basis that the patent would have been upheld). The case can be appealed to the Swedish Patent and Market Appeal Court.
“We are very pleased with the outcome. This obviously has a very big impact on our business”, says Anders Petersson, founder and CEO of Integration Diagnostics.
“We are glad for Integration Diagnostics. This case proves that not only big companies can stand their ground in a patent fight”, says Peter Kenamets and Måns Ekstedt, who formed AWA’s team to represent Integration Diagnostics.