MEGAPLAST PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASE

31.01.2020

On 06/11/2019, MEGA PLAST INDUSTRIAL – EXPORTING S.A. filed a lawsuit against SILVALAC S.A. on the grounds of ES2366871(EP1989044) patent right infringement.

In October 2016, the Patent Court of Barcelona, Spain, issued a decision in favor of MEGAPLAST S.A. on patent infringement against the company ECOVENTI SISTEMAS S.L., former provider of Silvalac, S.A. for perforated packaging films. The validity and enforceability of the MEGA PLAST Patent has been also confirmed both by the Patent Court of Barcelona and by the European Patent Office (EPO), in Munich, Germany, which in January 2017 issued a decision in favor of MEGAPLAST S.A. and dismissed the Appeal Proceedings promoted by Ecoventi Sistemas S.L and Silvalac S.A. Finally, ECOVENTI SISTEMAS S.L had to compensate MEGAPLAST S.A for the damages sustained from 2008 onwards and has also to pay damages for the period 2014-2018.

MEGAPLAST S.A. is now claiming damages to Silvalac, S.A.

We believe that MEGA PLAST enjoys the exclusive rights for perforated packaging films as claimed in EP1989044, whereas third parties are prohibited from selling or offering for sale products making use of the subject matter of EP1989044 without our consent (see Art 64 (3) European Patent Convention).