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09.11.2009

November 9th, 2009 Chamber on patent disputes has canceled 3 patents of Tikhonenko for useful models of a shock-absorber. Discussion of this issue in the Chamber on patent disputes was hold on a basis of KYB Europe GmbH application for patents cancellation.

In 2008 some Tikhonenko O.O. got 3 patents for so called useful models of a shock-absorber and addressed shocks manufactureres and their distributors with the request to get compensations for as if using his patents. Not getting required Tikhonenko addressed law enforcement bodies with application to protect his inventor's rights. It was followed by inspections of distributors facilities in many Russian cities.

In April 2009 KYB Europe GmbH applied with objections to the Chamber on patent disputes with the request to annul all 3 patents of Tikhonenko. The legal investigation in Chamber on patent disputes was appointed on November 9th, 2009.

Meantime in summer 2009 few proceedings took place during which district courts of Moscow and Moscow Region took out decisions in favor of Tikhonenko.

The decision of the Chamber on patent disputes to annul Tikhonenko's patetns for useful models of a shock-absorber gives manufactureres and distributors some fresh air for some time but Tikhonenko can argue this decision of the Chamber on patent disputes in the court. So probably it's still too early to put the final point in this matter.

As well as known besides patents for useful models of a shcok-absorber Tikhonenko has the patents for useful models of a brake pad and a ball joint.