Rigibore Ltd are pleased to announce that they have successfully defended their Smartbore patent EP-B 1758 710 after a challenge by Komet Group GmbH.
Smartbore is a flagship product, designed and developed by Rigibore, that allows operators to confidently adjust boring bars wth digital micron accuracy at the machine tool. A hand held adjuster contains a built in screen with readout in microns of adjustment. The unique way that the Smartbore adjuster works offers substantial savings to a global manufacturing market without the risk of having to build expensive electronics into every tool.
The validity of the amended patent, as ruled by the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office (EPO) on the 5th December 2011, was upheld by the Technical Board of Appeal on the 23rd January 2014.
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