Spanish Court Upholds Validity of Pressure Systems International Patent
Albacete, Spain (February 22, 2019) The Mercantile Court in Spain has recently ruled in favor of Pressure Systems International, Inc. (P.S.I.) on its patent infringement lawsuit against Euro Colven, S.A.U.
P.S.I. has long been the global leader in commercial automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS). P.S.I. has patents in Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK covering the use of a step-up pump in order to achieve the necessary pressures to inflate trailer tires to their proper pressure. The Spanish court not only upheld the validity of P.S.I.’s patent but further found that Euro Colven’s Vigia system, which uses a step-up pump, clearly infringes P.S.I.’s patent. Consequently, purchasing or using the step-up Vigia system via Spain, or bringing a step-up Vigia system into Spain would violate the ruling of the Court, once this has been enforced. “We are proud of our leadership position on a global basis. We will continue to defend our innovations in all markets” read a statement from Pressure Systems International. The decision of the Spanish Court has been appealed by Euro Colven S.A.U. and is pending.
More than 25 years ago, P.S.I. created and marketed the first ATIS technology suitable for heavy vehicles. Since then, P.S.I. (www.psitireinflation.com) has sold more than 1.4 million automatic tire inflation systems around the world. Celerity DRS and its resellers are P.S.I.’s only authorized ATIS distributors in Europe. Celerity DRS is based in Recklinhausen, Germany (www.celeritydrs.com). P.S.I.’s ATIS has been well-received in the European market through the diligent efforts of Celerity DRS. P.S.I. continues to develop and patent innovative ATIS and TPMS technologies.
About Pressure Systems International Pressure Systems International is the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems, tire pressure monitoring systems and related products for commercial trucks and trailers. P.S.I. is a privately held company based in San Antonio, TX, and exports to 45 countries including China, India, South America, Africa, Australia and Europe. P.S.I. is a ISO 9001 Quality Management certified. For more information about Pressure Systems International visit their website www.psitireinflation.com