DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema, has successfully concluded a dispute with Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS) concerning the infringement and validity of DSM Dyneema’s patents. This is the final step in a series of disputes including earlier unsuccessful attempts by FMS to challenge the validity of DSM Dyneema patent relating to an improved polyethylene fiber of ultra-high molecular weight (UHMWPE), the company says. The action against FMS was filed in November 2017 and concluded in March of 2018.
‘We are very pleased with this outcome, which again confirms the quality and value of our patents,’ said Olivier Janin, VP marketing and sales of DSM Dyneema. ‘Innovation is about creating technological advancements and bringing game-changing material science solutions to our customers. This is what makes DSM Dyneema the leading innovator in UHMWPE fibers and fabrics. Protecting these innovations via IP is at the heart of our business. We have consistently and vigorously defended our IP on many occasions, and will continue to do so.’
DSM Dyneema also ended another dispute with FMS relating to a patent concerning improved unidirectional sheets and pressed protective life saving articles made of such sheets, including inserts, helmets and vehicle panels. FMS had opposed DSM Dyneema’s patent, which was eventually granted on 22 March, 2018.
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