Unwin withdraws seat fixture after court ruling on patent

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Unwin Safety Systems has announced the immediate withdrawal of the removable seat fixture system Tracker from sale, following a court ruling that Unwin had infringed a patent held by NMI Safety Systems Ltd. Unwin managing director Campbell McKee said the company was disappointed by the judgement and the fact that it was no longer able to offer the Tracker product to customers. “We designed Tracker on the basis of professional advice that our design would not infringe the patent,” Mr McKee said. “Unfortunately the court took a different view. We had no intention of infringing, as anyone who knows the company would expect.” Mr McKee said he apologised to anyone who had been inconvenienced by the withdrawal of Tracker. “We can assure the marketplace that we remain committed to developing our entire product range in the best interests of the end user, whose requirements are of paramount importance to us,” he said. “The company remains very buoyant and we will shortly announce a further expansion of the business.”

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