In Amsterdam on Tuesday, Barco announced that a Dutch judge had granted Barco’s petition to seize the wireless presentation system of Clevertouch, on display at #ISE2019.
As the show opened, a bailiff approached the booth of UK-based Clevertouch in order to seize its Clevershare button and receiver. This was in order that Barco could use it as evidence in patent infringement lawsuits in the Netherlands, the UK and other jurisdictions where Clevertouch sells its Clevershare button and receiver.
Back in April 2012, Barco launched ClickShare, a game-changing meeting room technology that enhances meeting efficiency and better decision making. The unique wireless presentation and collaboration system allows any meeting participant to share content on the central meeting room screen with the use of ClickShare buttons.
Barco has secured a strong portfolio of both model and utility patents which it consistently enforces against competitors seeking to copy Barco’s patented technology. Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has declined a reexamination request filed by an undisclosed party, and has upheld Barco’s ClickShare patent. As a result of Barco’s enforcement actions across various jurisdictions, more and more distributors agree to cease the sale of wireless presentation systems which Barco believes infringe its ClickShare patent portfolio.
This is not the first time that Barco has had others seize equipment at ISE, back in 2017 a Dutch judge then granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro.