DSM DYNEEMA successfully concludes patent infringement case
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema®, the
world’s strongest fiber™, has successfully concluded a dispute
with the 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 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”, says Olivier Janin, VP
Marketing and Sales of DSM Dyneema.
In addition to said patent infringement case, 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 March 22nd, 2018.
These results add to the company’s positive track record in
intellectual property (IP) cases. It reconfirms the strength of
DSM Dyneema’s IP portfolio that protects the company’s
innovations and the use by its customers against infringements.
The patents in these cases were also granted in various other
countries of the world including the US, Europe and Asia. In
addition to these patents, the patent portfolio of DSM Dyneema
covers more than 175 UHMWPE fiber and fabric related inventions,
protected by some 1500 individual patents and patent
applications in several countries of the world.
This vast IP portfolio furthermore underlines the company’s
large number of unique innovations, as a contribution to human
knowledge in the field of fiber technology, and particularly in
fields of technologies that enable protective life saving
“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”, said Olivier Janin.