Leading technology sales and marketing company MIA Sports Technology Ltd has fully endorsed the press release issued by FlightScope® on 8 May (copy below) and has confirmed that they will be adopting a fully unified front as the joint parties seek to appeal the infringement ruling by the District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany relating to patent EP 1 698 3810 concerning a method for estimating the rotational velocity or spin frequency of a rotating sports ball in flight.
The company also supports the intended action by FlightScope® to apply for nullification of the current TrackMan patent, fully sharing the view that current TrackMan patent was wrongfully awarded since FlightScope® was first to introduce this technology to golf.
MIA Sports Technology has a highly regarded reputation for its service levels and overall levels of professionalism and has received an overwhelming level of support from customers across all its markets including Germany. The company would like to extend a large thank you for the support extended to them and fully reassure them of the very highest levels of continued product support.
The FlightScope Press Release
ORLANDO, Florida – May 8, 2013 – FlightScope® disagrees with and will appeal the German District court’s ruling in favor of Trackman in their lawsuit claiming an infringement against FlightScope’s distributor, MIA Sports Technology Ltd., of TrackMan’s patent, EP 1 698 380, concerning a method for estimating the rotational velocity or spin frequency of a rotating sports ball in flight.
FlightScope® would like to reassure all of our clients that we are taking the situation very seriously and we are in the process of collecting all of the facts to appeal this ruling. We feel that the current TrackMan patent was wrongfully awarded since FlightScope® was first to introduce this technology to golf. We believe that the public and our clients need to know the current status and how this ruling will or will not impact them:
- The court ruling is limited geographically to Germany and no other countries around the world are affected.
- FlightScope® continues to launch innovative products in the marketplace – including Germany – and none of these are affected by the court ruling.
“We are planning on applying for nullification of the current TrackMan patent,” said Henri Johnson, President and Founder of EDH (FlightScope®).
FlightScope® would like to thank all of our customers for their continued loyal support. We will remain the leader in the field of 3D Doppler tracking radar technology and we will continue to provide forthcoming technological advancements to our products.
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