As you may be aware, SawStop had filed a lawsuit against Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for patent infringement against their new Reaxx table saw for patent infringement.
The lawsuit was filed before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and a ruling was finally handed down. A press release sent to us on September 13th, stated, “Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender confirmed that the Bosch Reaxx saw infringes patents related to SawStop’s implementation of active injury mitigation technology and components thereof.”
SawStop is asking the ITC to order U.S. Customs to prevent Bosch’s Reaxx saws from entering the country, and to order Bosch to stop advertising and selling the saws and associated parts.
The press release included the following quote from SawStop’s president, Dr. Stephen Glass.
“The technology in SawStop saws wouldn’t have made it to market except for the protection offered by the United States patent system. We have invested millions of dollars in research and development to protect woodworkers from serious injury, and our inventions have been awarded numerous patents. Bosch chose to introduce the Reaxx saw in disregard of our patents, and we were left with no alternative but to defend our patent rights in court. We are very pleased Judge Pender confirmed that Bosch infringes our patents.”
A ruling is expected from the courts later this year. Stay tuned…