SawStop Expects to Win Lawsuit Against Bosch – Reaxx Saw Would Be Unable to Enter U.S.
Tualatin, OR — April 20, 2016
SawStop, LLC, the world leader in table saw safety, sued Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany and its subsidiary Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for patent infringement. The lawsuit is before the U.S. International Trade Commission, and it involves Bosch’s Reaxx table saw. The lawsuit is now on the eve of trial – trial will likely be held in May and a decision is expected by August, 2016.
“We are looking forward to the trial and we are confident that we will prevail,” says Dr. Stephen Gass, SawStop’s President. “Over the past several months of discovery, Bosch has failed to identify anything that suggests our inventions were anticipated or obvious, nor have they introduced anything that was not already reviewed by the Patent Office. As a result, we expect our patents to be upheld. Also, we understand that the language in our patents clearly covers the Reaxx saw, and for that reason, we expect the Judge to find infringement.”
SawStop is asking the ITC to order US Customs to exclude Bosch’s Reaxx saws from entering the United States, and to order Bosch to stop advertising and selling the saws and associated parts, which may include replacement cartridges essential to the saw’s operation.
“SawStop is a U.S. company that exists because of our inventions,” says Dr. Gass. “We have invested millions of dollars in research and development to protect woodworkers from serious injury, and those inventions have been awarded numerous patents. Unfortunately, Bosch has disregarded our patents and implemented many of our inventions in the Reaxx saw. We will continue to defend our patent rights against what we believe is willful infringement.”
SawStop saws have saved thousands of woodworkers from serious injury. SawStop’s award-winning portable Jobsite Saw introduced in 2015 continues to be welcomed by glowing media reviews and thousands of happy customers across North America.
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