Michael Weinig AG and Homag Holzbearbeitungssysteme GmbH have jointly announced that they have resolved legal patent disputes with regard to the Homag BMB 900 powerProfiler processing centres amicably and by mutual agreement. In addition, the two companies have signed a settlement agreement.

Homag recognises the rulings of the Regional Court of Mannheim and the Federal Patent Court – and will not be lodging an appeal. The Weinig patent (DE 101 37 839) continues to stand in Germany and is recognised in its entirety by Homag. The damages incurred by Weinig shall be settled by Homag via a compensation payment.

As a result of the settlement agreement, all BMB 900 powerProfiler processing centres already delivered to customers are released from any claims and can continue to be used without restriction. In addition, Homag is entitled to supply an agreed number of processing centres with the Weinig patent until the end of 2014 and to manufacture these until 2015 using the Weinig patent.

Both companies have agreed to keep the content of the settlement agreement confidential.