Amadeusz Juskowiak

Oerlikon unit rejects dutch patent charges

OerlikonBuehrle Holding AG OEBZZ unit Contraves AG unequivocally rejects charges by NV Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken PGLOAS subsidiary Hollandse Signaalapparaten BV that it violated patent rights in a radar system developed by the latter a Contraves official said

Max Baumann a member of the Contraves board told Reuters his company was awaiting judgement in the case before a Zurich court quite calmly but he declined to discuss it in detail

Signaal claims Contraves included the Dutch firms patented XKA doublefrequency radar in an antiaircraft system Baumann said he expected judgement to take several months at least