Hymmen Industrieanlagen GmbH v. Teijin Aramid B.V., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 26 August 2015, Case number 461854 / HA ZA 14-329
Teijin is involved in the production of yarn that consists of fibres suited for application in e.g. bullet- and fireproof garments. Hymmen inter alia manufactures presses used for the produc-tion of various materials. Teijin and Hymmen entered into a collaboration, which led to vari-ous patent applications being filed by Teijin.
The present proceedings were initiated by Hymmen and concern, in short, a claim for entitlement by Hymmen to all rights derived from the patent applications. The District Court rejects the claim for entitlement because Hymmen failed to substantiate that Teijin or its employees did not have the relevant (technical) knowledge and/or because the subject matter of the patent(s) in question is deemed not inventive.