N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek “NEDAP” v. X., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 4 December 2013, Case No. C/09/438943 / HA ZA 13-270
X holds EP1391574 for a "security tag assembly” for use in clothing stores. NEDAP Retail markets security tags. Both NEDAP and its customers in Sweden, Germany and various other countries received cease and desist letters from X. Despite that in previous, apparently unrelated proceedings, the German portion of EP’ 574 was deemed valid by the German Bundespatentgericht on 17 November 2011, NEDAP filed a revocation action. Additionally, NEDAP requested that the Court also (cross-border) declare X's threatening actions in the various countries to be unlawful and that X be ordered to cease threatening with its patent, pay damages to NEDAP and send rectifications to all addressed parties. X thereupon counterclaimed for an injunction.