On the opening day of ISE, Barco instructed bailiffs to approach the booth of Kindermann and collect evidence of its Klick & Show wireless presentation system.
Barco will now use this evidence for patent infringement lawsuits against Kindermann in the Netherlands, Germany and any other jurisdiction where Kindermann commercialises its Klick & Show wireless presentation system. The bailiffs have also collected evidence of other wireless presentation systems exhibited at ISE.
In April 2012, Barco launched the ClickShare wireless presentation and collaboration system, which allows any meeting participant to share content on the central meeting room screen with the use of ClickShare buttons.
Barco has secured a strong portfolio of both utility and model patents and registered ClickShare as a trademark in various jurisdictions.
Last year, a Dutch court had already authorised Barco to seize the wireless presentation systems of US-based KanexPro at ISE. Shortly after the patent infringement lawsuit filing in the Netherlands, KanexPro agreed to cease the distribution and sale of its wireless presentation system in Europe and the US. Barco has stated that the company will continue to closely monitor other potential infringers and will vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights against companies offering wireless presentation systems copying ClickShare’s features.