Archives for October 2011
In a recent case at the IP Court in Kuala Lumpur, the Court held that Ecotherm (TFT) Sdn Bhd’s Malaysian Patent No. MY-121188-A was valid but at the same time held that the parties sued by Ecotherm in this case were not infringing the said patent.
The patent infringement action in question relates to the conveyor system for transporting formers used in a dipping process in which rubber products such as gloves are formed on the formers. The suit was brought by Ecotherm (the plaintiff) against Kendek Industry Sdn Bhd (the 1st defendant) and other defendants – Tuck Hua Engineering Sdn Bhd (the 2nddefendant) and Top Glove Sdn Bhd (the 3rd defendant).
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