Walzgerüst II (Rolling Stand II), nullity proceedings, German Federal Supreme Court, 7 September 2010, Docket No. X ZR 173/07
In case of a complex embodiment whose components or modules can just be moved in limited directions, an invention related to the movement of one component is not lacking an inventive step, if the specific way of movement requires a material redesign of the components.
Read the decision (in German) here.
Head note: Tilman Müller-Stoy