A Barcelona court condemns Lidl for ignoring and violating Thermomix patent No. ES2301589T3. In addition to the damages, the infringing company has been sentenced to injuction Judgment dated January 19, 2021, whereby Lidl is forced to stop manufacturing and to destroy stored units.
Lidl is condemned to pay Vorwerk, the manufacturer of Thermomix and owner of the patent an amount that is yet to be settled, but suspected to be of more about a 15% of Lidl’s sales of the infringing product.
This case shows how infringing a patent and obviating a FTO analysis might be a serious Law violation. If a company crosses the border line, it Will have top ay a big punishment