Kedge Holding B.V. v. Roof Security B.V., ex parte order of the District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 October 2010, Case No. KG RK 10-2661
Kedge Holding owns European Patent EP 1 803 871 (EP 871) for an object provided with a safety device for a personal fall protection. Roof Security offers the Safeway safety device that was the object of previous infringement proceedings by Kedge Holding against Safeway. In its preliminary decision of 5 August 2010 the President of the District Court of the Hague held that EP 871 is valid, that the Safeway product is deemed a safety device within the meaning of claim 1 of EP 871 and that the Safeway product is an essential part of the claimed invention.