Beijing Edustar Science & Technology Co., Ltd (Hereinafter referred to as "Edustar") was believed to have infringed upon the invention patent entitled "Digital 3D Terrain Teaching Demonstration System" (Patent No.“201210157865.X”, hereinafter referred to as "the Patent involved"), Wuxi SEEMILE (Hereinafter referred to as "SEEMILE") filed a patent infringement suit against the Edustar with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. Concerning this patent infringement suit, Lawyers Sun Yan and Wang Qi from Tian Yuan Law Firm were acting as the legal agents for Edustar and attended the trial procedures of the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. Recently, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court has delivered its judgment, rejected all the petition requests filed by Wuxi SEEMILE. Tian Yuan has assisted in winning this case in the first instance.
Background for the Disputed Case:
As a leading educational equipment provider in China, Beijing Edustar provides digital geography specialized classroom solutions for primary and secondary school geography teaching, including the Digital Interactive 3D Terrain Teaching System (Hereinafter referred to as "product involved"), which is composed of three-dimensional terrain model, projectors, computers, Point Write, push-pull ordinary white writing board and other commonly used teaching aids and the independently developed R& D components by Beijing Edustar.
The patent involved in the Wuxi SEEMILE Company case is a kind of Digital 3D Topographic Teaching Demonstration System, which includes the Chinese 3D Terrain Model, world 3D Terrain Model, projector, computer, interactive module and writing and projection dual-purpose electronic whiteboard. With the 3D Terrain Model and the world 3D Terrain Model and the interactive whiteboard, the contents of each other can be displayed and transferred to each other through the interactive modules.
The basic components and their linking patterns provided by the product involved of Beijing Edustar have shared many similarities with the patent involved provided by Wuxi SEEMILE. Therefore, the Patent Infringement Suit of this Case between Wuxi SEEMILE and Beijing Edustar has occurred.
Recently, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court has delivered (2015) Jing Zhimin Chu Zi No. 263 Civil Judgment. According to the judgment, the technical solutions of the product involved of Beijing Edustar Company do not include "the said interactive module is connected with the said computer for realizing the interactive functions of the demonstration contents on the said 3D Terrain Model" in Claim 1 of the patent involved in the case involved, "The said sliding plate is a dual-use electronic whiteboard with writing and projection functions." The two technical characteristics, the technical solutions in the product involved has not fallen into the scope of protection of the patent involved, does not constitute infringement, as the Wuxi SEEMILE's claim does not have the legal basis , the claim has been rejected. The case was won in the first instance.
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