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Fameccanica and Bicma End Patent Infringement Dispute

March 15, 2017

Patent relates to production of sanitary articles with “zero-waste” side panels

On March 15, Fameccanica.Data S.p.A. and Bicma Hygiene Technologie GmbH reached a confidential settlement ending a patent infringement dispute relating to the Fameccanica patent EP1941853 concerning a method for producing sanitary articles with “zero-waste” side panels.

As part of the settlement, Fameccanica and Bicma have entered into a royalty-bearing license agreement to the patent so that Bicma may continue to manufacture the equipment as described in the patent claims for sale to and use by Bicma’s customers operating in such countries within the geographic European territory where counterparts of the patents are existing and in force. Fameccanica and Bicma have agreed not to disclose the remaining terms of the settlement agreement and of the patent license agreement.

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