Dutch court authorizes Barco to seize ClickShare imitation at ISE
In April 2012, Barco launched ClickShare, a game-changing meeting room technology that enhances meeting efficiency and better decision making. The unique wireless presentation and collaboration system allows any meeting participant to share content on the central meeting room screen with the use of ClickShare buttons.
Kortrijk, Belgium, 7 February 2017 – A Dutch judge has granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro, on show at Integrated Systems Expo in Amsterdam. On February 7, the opening day of ISE, a bailiff approached the booth of KanexPro with the order to seize all infringing materials present at the show to be used as evidence in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Since then, the ClickShare family has expanded, building further on the unique ClickShare experience. The product was praised by users, resellers and the press, and has won several industry awards including the InAVation Award (2013, 2014) and rAVe readers’ choice awards (2014, 2015 and 2016).
To protect the efforts put in the research, development and marketing of Barco’s innovative technology, Barco 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.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, the Americas and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015.
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