February 27, 2007 the Chamber for Patent Disputes invalidated Russian invention patent 2272319 in the opposition case filed by the patent attorneys of Sojuzpatent on behalf of the client -“Kostroma Motor Plant”. It is interesting to note that this patent was used by the patent owner as a ground for criminal infringement accusations against several large Russian and Foreign companies. The executives of these companies were criminally accused by patent owner for willingful infringement of patent 2272319 in large scale (article 147 of the Russian Criminal Code) and faced up to 5 years of imprisonment.

23 March 2007