As was written about a couple days ago, SawStop, LLC has released a statement regarding Bosch’s new REAXX table saw. Read our article here along with the official SawStop press release.
Bosch has responded to the SawStop press statement release from a couple days ago with a very intelligently written statement of their own. SawStop tends to go a little overboard with their wording and attitude in their releases. Bosch has done a great job of countering this by clearly stating the actual facts and where they stand at this moment. Their statement is attached below as well as the written text version below that.
Official Bosch Statement
Bosch Outlines its Position in Current Patent Litigation Against Flesh-Detecting REAXX Jobsite Table Saw
Patent legal action is far from over
Although Bosch does not normally discuss details of litigation because we feel it is best handled in the context of the legal proceedings, we have seen statements about litigation concerning the Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw that give a misleading impression of what has occurred.
At this time legal proceedings are still under way. The International Trade Commission ( ) will review the initial determination provided by the Administrative Law Judge on Sept. 9, 2010, as well as additional arguments from the parties, before it makes any decision in the matter. commission’s decision is not expected until early January 2017. Contrary to any other implication, the patent legal proceedings are ongoing and not final.
The Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw is based on patented technology developed by the Power Tool Institute and the engineering team at Robert Bosch Tool Corp. in Mount Prospect, Ill. We believe that advanced REAXX safety technology does not violate any competitor’s intellectual
It is disappointing that a competitor is continuing its campaign to stop the sale of patented REAXX technology to consumers. The patents asserted against REAXX
are based on applications filed more than 15 years ago; Bosch does not believe they apply to REAXX technology. In addition, Bosch believes that if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
had complete information it would not have issued certain patents in the first place.
Bosch has vigorously defended, and will continue to defend, its ability to make REAXX table Saws available in the United States. In addition, Bosch will continue to pursue its own claim of patent infringement against the competitor filed in the U.S. District Court for the Norther
District of Illinois.
The ongoing litigation has no effect on distributors’ ability to buy or sell Bosch REAXX table saws. REAXX cartridges, accessories and Service parts are available. The Bosch commitment to
provide safe products to users is critical today and in the future.