ITC Confirms Bosch Infringes SawStop Patents: Judge Recommends Reaxx Importation Ban

TUALATIN, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On November 10th, the U.S. International Trade Commission
(ITC) confirmed Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender’s previous
patent infringement findings against Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. The
ITC will now consider Judge Pender’s recommended next steps, including
“a cease and desist order issue against Robert Bosch Tool Corp.,”
regarding importation of the infringing Reaxx saw and activation
cartridges into the United States.

Dr. Stephen Gass, SawStop’s President, commented on the ITC’s
confirmation: “We are very pleased that the Commission confirmed Judge
Pender’s findings that Bosch infringes our patents. We regret that Bosch
chose to introduce the Reaxx saw in disregard of our patents, leaving us
with no alternative but to defend our rights in court. We have invested
millions of dollars in research and development to protect woodworkers
from serious injury, and we remain grateful for the U.S. patent system
for protecting and encouraging our safety innovations.”

About SawStop Table Saws:

SawStop, established in 1999, is the world leader in table saw safety.
Each SawStop saw stops and retracts the blade on contact with skin. The
company’s saws are designed to minimize saw-related injuries and the
costs associated with them. SawStop’s award-winning portable Jobsite
Saw, introduced in 2015, continues to be welcomed by glowing media
reviews and thousands of happy customers across North America. Learn
more at www.sawstop.com.

Contacts

SawStop, LLC
David Fanning, 503-570-3200
david@sawstop.com
Vice
President