In a rare move—which even they admit—Bosch has decided to release a statement to clear up misleading information concerning the Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw and the ongoing lawsuit. They don’t specify what the misleading information is, but I bet journalists that are uneducated in law, who try to interpret legal documents and proceeding, are to blame. You can read the official Bosch Statement below.
Bosch Outlines Its Position in Current Patent Litigation Against Flesh-Detecting REAXX Jobsite Table Saw
Patent legal action is far from over
Although Bosch does not normally discuss details of litigation because we feel it is best handled in the context of the legal proceedings, we have seen statements about litigation concerning the Bosch REAXX™ Jobsite Table Saw that give a misleading impression of what has occurred.
At this time legal proceedings are still under way. The International Trade Commission (ITC) will review the initial determination provided by the Administrative Law Judge on Sept. 9, 2016, as well as additional arguments from the parties, before it makes any decision in the matter. The commission’s decision is not expected until early January 2017. Contrary to any other implication, the patent legal proceedings are ongoing and not final.
The Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw is based on patented technology developed by the Power Tool Institute and the engineering team at Robert Bosch Tool Corp. in Mount Prospect, Ill. We believe that advanced REAXX safety technology does not violate any competitor’s intellectual property rights.
It is disappointing that a competitor is continuing its campaign to stop the sale of patented REAXX technology to consumers. The patents asserted against REAXX are based on applications filed more than 15 years ago; Bosch does not believe they apply to REAXX technology. In addition, Bosch believes that if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had complete information it would not have issued certain patents in the first place.
Bosch has vigorously defended, and will continue to defend, its ability to make REAXX table saws available in the United States. In addition, Bosch will continue to pursue its own claim of patent infringement against the competitor filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The ongoing litigation has no effect on distributors’ ability to buy or sell Bosch REAXX table saws. REAXX cartridges, accessories and service parts are available. The Bosch commitment to provide safe products to users is critical today and in the future.
You may be aware that Bosch postponed the original launch of their REAXX flesh-detecting table saw, which was probably due to litigation from Sawstop. They eventually launched the REAXX Table Saw and it is now readily available for purchase. While some legal preceding might go in favor of one side or the other, until the case is official closed or settled it is pointless for us to react to every bit of news that comes out regarding the case. Unless Bosch is forced to stop selling the REAXX saw in the U.S., nothing will change for the consumer. Furthermore, the ongoing case shouldn’t have any affect on whether on not you should but the saw.
While some legal preceding might go in favor of one side or the other, until the case is official closed or settled it is pointless for us to react to every bit of news that comes out regarding the case. Unless Bosch is forced to stop selling the REAXX saw in the U.S., nothing will change for the consumer. Furthermore, the ongoing litigation shouldn’t have any influence on whether on not you should buy the saw; Bosch is not going to abandon you, and the litigation could take several years.