Phenix Systems responds to EOS' patent infringement charges.

April 23, 2012

Laser sintering system manufacturer Phenix Systems today issued a formal statement in response to the recent announcement that laser sintering rival EOS was filing a patent infringement lawsuit against the French company that recently began selling its products in the United States.

Laser sintering system manufacturer Phenix Systems today issued a formal statement in response to the recent announcement that laser sintering rival EOS was filing a patent infringement lawsuit against the French company that recently began selling its products in the United States.

The statement from Phenix Systems President, Francois Reymondet reads, "Phenix Systems, is aware that EOS has filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement, although EOS has not yet proceeded with formal service of the lawsuit on Phenix Systems. Phenix Systems does not infringe the patents; and, if EOS decides to proceed with its unfounded allegations, Phenix Systems will prove the patents are not infringed. Further, Phenix Systems believes press releases made by EOS regarding its false accusations are defamatory, and Phenix Systems has demanded that EOS cease such activity immediately."

It looks as if this dispute will not be disappearing in the immediate future, but whether or not the case ever hits court, hopefully it will not drag on for too long. Competition is often good for innovation, and it would be far more exciting to watch Phenix Systems and EOS focus their energies toward the development of innovative technologies that provide new, cost effective and efficient ways to produce metal parts for all manner of dental restorations.