German Court Confirms Decision: Q.I. Press Controls Infringes QuadTech Patent

Sussex, WI--26 January 2009--QuadTech, the worldwide leader and innovator of press control technology, has won an appeal upholding its injunction against Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) for infringing QuadTech’s German patent covering register control technology. The Court of Appeals released its decision on December 29, 2008, upholding the decision that QIPC may not market or otherwise sell its mRC (register control system) in Germany. QIPC has accepted this judgment by the Court.

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

According to company President Karl Fritchen, QuadTech sought the injunction to prevent unauthorized use of technology that QuadTech has invested substantial time and money to develop and protect. “We are extremely pleased that the Court of Appeals ruled in QuadTech’s favor, agreeing that Q.I. Press Controls was infringing QuadTech’s intellectual property,” 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.


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