> Retransmission of DTM press release. CN.
Company Claims EOS Knowingly Using DTM Patented Technology in Line of
EOSINT Rapid Prototyping Systems
For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 22, 1996
Austin, TX: Today, DTM Corporation disclosed that it has filed suit in
France against EOS GmbH (a Zeiss company), EOS France and an EOS
customer in France, POLYREPO, for infringement of European patents
covering portions of DTM's Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process for
manufacturing rapid prototypes. At the request of DTM, French
authorities have seized and examined an EOS EOSINT system.
Independent legal experts have determined, that in their opinion,
there is a clear infringement of DTM's European patent EP-B-0287657.
DTM intends to actively defend unauthorized use of its intellectual
property worldwide. It is DTM's objective to have EOS immediately
cease the development, marketing and sale of rapid prototyping systems
that illegally incorporate the use of DTM's patented technology for
producing prototypes using the SLS process.
According to John Murchison III, DTM's President and CEO, "It is
disappointing that EOS continues to infringe upon other companies
intellectual property. It is our desire to resolve this issue as
quickly as possible."
DTM Corporation develops, manufactures and markets rapid prototyping
systems using the SLS process. DTM has the exclusive worldwide
license to the SLS process. DTM products are sold worldwide by DTM
and its agents.
For additional information, contact DTM Corporation, 1611 Headway
Circle, Austin, TX 78754; (512) 339-2922, fax (512) 832-6753.
Questions regarding this release should be directed to:
Mr. Kent Nutt
Marketing Communications Manager
Ms. Soon Mee Kim
Baron, McDonald & Wells
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