TUALATIN, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SawStop, LLC, the world leader in table saw safety, sued Robert Bosch
GmbH of Germany and its subsidiary Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for
patent infringement. The lawsuit is before the U.S. International Trade
Commission, and it involves Bosch’s Reaxx table saw. The lawsuit is now
on the eve of trial – trial will likely be held in May and a decision is
expected by August, 2016.
“We are looking forward to the trial and we are confident that we will
prevail,” says Dr. Stephen Gass, SawStop’s President. “Over the past
several months of discovery, Bosch has failed to identify anything that
suggests our inventions were anticipated or obvious, nor have they
introduced anything that was not already reviewed by the Patent Office.
As a result, we expect our patents to be upheld. Also, we understand
that the language in our patents clearly covers the Reaxx saw, and for
that reason, we expect the Judge to find infringement.”
SawStop is asking the ITC to order U.S. Customs to exclude Bosch’s Reaxx
saws from entering the United States, and to order Bosch to stop
advertising and selling the saws and associated parts, which may include
replacement cartridges essential to the saw’s operation.
“SawStop is a U.S. company that exists because of our inventions,” says
Dr. Gass. “We have invested millions of dollars in research and
development to protect woodworkers from serious injury, and those
inventions have been awarded numerous patents. Unfortunately, Bosch has
disregarded our patents and implemented many of our inventions in the
Reaxx saw. We will continue to defend our patent rights against what we
believe is willful infringement.”
SawStop saws have saved thousands of woodworkers from serious injury.
SawStop’s award-winning portable Jobsite Saw introduced in 2015
continues to be welcomed by glowing media reviews and thousands of happy
customers across North America.
About SawStop Table Saws:
SawStop is the world leader in table saw safety. Each SawStop saw stops
and retracts the blade on contact with skin. The company’s saws are
designed to minimize saw-related injuries and the costs associated with
them. Learn more at www.sawstop.com.
David Fanning, 503-570-3200