Trumpf, EOS and Concept Laser renew patent agreements

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Concept Laser, Trumpf and additive manufacturing solutions provider EOS have completed patent deals.

Extending their patent licence agreement from 2006, Concept Lasers, EOS and Trumpf’s new deal is for all licence rights to sell products worldwide; and retrospectively if necessary. The companies have agreed to keep details of the licence agreement confidential.

In addition, Concept Laser and EOS have agreed a cross-licence, which gives each company rights to the patent portfolio of the other. The licences also cover all products that the three companies’ customers manufacture or have manufactured on laser-sintering systems. Under the cross-licence agreement, Concept Laser and EOS agreed to withdraw all patent opposition cases that are pending between them.