QuadTech Obtains Injunction Against Q.I. Press Controls for Infringing Patent Covering Markless Register Control

Sussex, WI--7 July 2008--QuadTech, the worldwide leader and innovator of press control technology, has been granted a preliminary injunction against Q.I. Press Controls for infringing QuadTech’s German patent covering markless register control technology. In an urgency proceeding, the Düsseldorf district court released its decision on June 17, 2008, deciding that Q.I. Press Controls cannot market or otherwise sell its markless register control system (mRC) in Germany. QuadTech’s wholly-owned subsidiary Quad/Tech Europe, Inc. executed the Court’s judgment against Q.I Press Controls after receiving the preliminary injunction in writing. The injunction will go into effect immediately even though Q.I. Press Controls may appeal this decision.

QuadTech’s rights in the German part of European patent EP 0-598-490 on markless register control technology date back to 1992. The company holds patents for the same technology in a number of countries.

According to company President Karl Fritchen, QuadTech sought the preliminary injunction to prevent unauthorized use of technology that QuadTech has invested substantial time and money to develop and protect. “To the extent that others infringe QuadTech’s intellectual property, we will evaluate those instances on a case-by-case basis and act accordingly to protect our rights and the innovative products we bring to the marketplace,” he said.

About BALDWIN | Vision Systems (formerly QuadTech)

BALDWIN’s Vision Systems division is the world’s leading innovator of advanced color and inspection technology for the printing industry. BALDWIN | Vision Systems sells its automated control systems in more than 100 countries to the packaging and converting markets, web offset newspaper and commercial markets, and publication gravure market. BALDWIN maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partner, the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller.


Craig Du Mez, BALDWIN | Vision Systems
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Email: craig.dumez@quadtechworld.com

Clare Porter, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200
Email: quadtech@bespoke.co.uk