Barco Uses Danish Court to Stop Another ClickShare Copy

The Maritime and Commercial High Court of Copenhagen, Denmark, ruling in summary proceedings, has granted Barco’s leave for a preliminary injunction against the Danish distributor Unit.DK to market and sell Wireless Media. In Barco’s view, this Chinese wireless presentation system is a look-alike of Barco’s ClickShare. The court has found it probable that the product infringes Barco’s patent and has ordered Unit.DK to pay Barco’s legal costs. The case will now continue on the merits. Until then, Unit.DK is prohibited from selling Wireless Media. Barco has also filed lawsuits against other companies selling wireless presentation products which Barco believes infringe its intellectual property rights.

In April 2012, Barco launched ClickShare, a wireless presentation and collaboration system allows any meeting participant to share content on the central meeting room screen with the use of ClickShare buttons. Since then, Barco tells rAVe that the ClickShare product line has shipped over 500,000 units worldwide. The product won the rAVe readers’ choice awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

Barco says it “continues to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights against companies offering wireless presentation systems copying ClickShare’s unique features.”

In 2017, a Dutch court authorized Barco to seize the wireless presentation systems of US-based KanexPro at ISE. KanexPro agreed to cease the distribution and sale of its wireless presentation system in Europe and the U.S. Barco told rAVe this weekend that it has also filed lawsuits against other companies including Kindermann, Delta Electronics and AV Center København for selling wireless presentation systems that Barco believes infringes its intellectual property rights. Those cases haven’t made it to the court yet.

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Details on the ClickShare are here.