ITC Rules for SawStop, Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Bosch

Bosch Must Stop Importing and Selling Reaxx and Replacement Cartridges


On January 27th, the U.S. International Trade Commission
(ITC) ordered Customs to exclude Bosch Reaxx table saws, and cartridges
for those saws, from entering the United States, and the ITC issued an
order to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation saying Bosch must “cease and
desist from conducting any of the following activities in the United
States: importing, selling, marketing, advertising, distributing,
transferring (except for exportation), and soliciting United States
agents or distributors for imported [Reaxx] table saws.” The ITC has now
terminated its investigation against Bosch.
(ITC Investigation No.

Dr. Stephen Gass, SawStop’s President, commented on the Commission’s
decision: “When Bosch chose to introduce the Reaxx saw in disregard of
our patents, they left us with no alternative but to take action in
court. We have defended our innovation, our hard work, and our
investments in developing SawStop technology, and we are pleased that
the ITC ordered the exclusion of products that use our patented
inventions without a license and confirmed the strength of those
patents. We are grateful for the U.S. patent system for encouraging and
protecting innovations and we look forward to continuing to supply the
market with safer saws.”

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
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David Fanning, 503-570-3200