Our team has successfully represented one of the major safe printing companies in the Baltic States before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.
In this dispute, the claimant argued that it has a patent for the process of manufacturing the product of public contract, the technical specifications of which were laid down in the Lithuanian standard implemented by The National Standards Body. Thus, the claimant argued that our client had breached the patent rights of the claimant.
However, the court of first instance stated that the claimant‘s claims on the grounds of the patent rights were inadmissible and the Court of Appeal of Lithuania confirmed the legality and validity of the said ruling.
It has to be mentioned that in this series of cases, the Lithuanian courts for the first time in Lithuanian case law were deciding on whether a standard-essential patent owner may use its exclusive patent rights.