The Mercantile Court in Spain has recently ruled in favor of Pressure Systems International, Inc. (PSI) on its patent infringement lawsuit against Euro Colven, S.A.U.
PSI has long been the global leader in commercial automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS). PSI has patents in Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK covering the use of a step-up pump in order to achieve the necessary pressures to inflate trailer tires to their proper pressure. Recently, PSI says a Spanish court not only upheld the validity of PSI’s patent but further found that Euro Colven’s Vigia system, which uses a step-up pump, clearly infringes PSI’s patent.
Consequently, purchasing or using the step-up Vigia system via Spain, or bringing a step-up Vigia system into Spain would violate the ruling of the Court, once this has been enforced, PSI states.
“We are proud of our leadership position on a global basis. We will continue to defend our innovations in all markets,” read a statement from Pressure Systems International.
The decision of the Spanish Court has been appealed by Euro Colven S.A.U. and is pending.