In relation to a patent that protected the interaction of a key and a cylinder in order to constitute a security locking system, the Barcelona Court of Appeal (Section 15) handed down a Judgment on 14 July 2016 in which it declared that the Defendant had directly infringed this patent by reproducing one of the essential elements that form the product which is the subject matter of the invention.

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law

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