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Barco, KanexPro Settle Patent-Infringement Dispute


Barco and KanexPro have reached an agreement regarding alleged infringement of Barco’s patents and other intellectual property rights.

Under the agreement, KanexPro has agreed to cease the distribution and sale of its MyTurn Wireless Presentation System in Europe and the US.

In February 2017, a Dutch court authorized Barco to seize KanexPro’s MyTurn Wireless Presentation System at the trade show ISE in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Barco subsequently filed a lawsuit against KanexPro in the patent court of The Hague, Netherlands, for infringing European Patent EP 2756668, and infringement of Barco’s registered European Community Design with registration number 001312101-0001, both directed to Barco’s ClickShare Presentation System. Barco also holds U.S. Patent Nos. 8,756,348 and D699241 covering the ClickShare System.

Posted Feb. 8, 2017 (By former Editor David A. Silverman):

A Dutch judge has granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro displayed at Integrated Systems Expo in Amsterdam. On February 7, the opening day of ISE, a bailiff approached KanexPro’s booth with the order to seize all infringing materials present at the show to be used as evidence in a patent infringement lawsuit.

In April 2012, Barco launched ClickShare, a meeting room technology that enhances meeting efficiency and better decision making. The wireless presentation and collaboration system allows any meeting participant to share content on the central meeting room screen with the use of ClickShare buttons. Since then, the ClickShare family has expanded, building further on the ClickShare experience.

To protect the efforts put in to research, development and marketing of Barco’s technology, the company has secured a strong portfolio of both utility and model patents, and registered ClickShare as a trademark in various jurisdictions.

Barco will now use the units seized as evidence for patent infringement lawsuits against KanexPro in the Netherlands, the US and any other jurisdictions where KanexPro commercializes its wireless presentation system. Barco is also closely monitoring other potential infringers in Europe, the Americas and APAC, and will take the necessary steps to prevent others from copying Barco’s patented technology.

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