Milestone / OnSSI OEM Agreement Analyzed and Legal Move

By: John Honovich, Published on May 17, 2016

OnSSI has withdrawn its lawsuit from US courts, but the fight is far from done.

In this note, we examine what is happening, digging into the 2009 Milestone / ONSSI OEM agreement and how that impacts the market.

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Comments (3)

Milestone A/S is an European company. According to EU-laws I am really wondering how a term in a contract could be legal preventing other competitors from making business with ONSII ?

1, that's an interesting point. We do not know enough about EU law to offer a meaningful comment.

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