Baker McKenzie represented EPK Saratov at Rospatent while challenging a patent to an axle-box with dual bearings. On the basis of the arguments and evidence presented by our lawyers, Rospatent recognized the patent as partially invalid. The successful completion of the process in a short period allowed EPK to proceed with production of its own rail transport components.

EPK Saratov JSC is part of the EPK Group ( - the CIS's largest manufacturer of bearings for all branches of engineering.  Among its clients EPK numbers Russian Railways OJSC, the Moscow metro, and rail sector companies across the world.

The case was handled by counsel Yuri Pylnev (Eurasian Patent Attorney and Russian Patent Attorney) and partner Denis Khabarov (Head of the Intellectual Property Group).
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