QuadTech ends lawsuit with Print2Finish; continues cases against Q.I. Press Controls for deceptive advertising and patent infringement
Deceptive advertising case for mRC color register product; patent infringement for IDS color control product
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA—11 September, 2012—QuadTech, Inc. and Print2Finish, LLC announced today that they have reached an out-of-court amicable settlement of the claims and counter-claims pending between them in the case of Quad/Tech, Inc. v. Q.I. Press Controls, B.V., et. al., (E.D. Pa. 09-cv-2561). The terms of the settlement are confidential.
QuadTech continues its litigation against Q. I. Press Controls (QIPC) over the mRC and IDS products. QuadTech has taken the position that the mRC system either infringes the ‘577 patent when used in markless registration mode, or that QIPC has been misleading the market by claiming it has a markless registration system. QuadTech has decided it will now focus on the latter.
Karl Fritchen, president of QuadTech comments: “In this court case we have learned that QIPC has not sold a single markless register control system anywhere in the world. As a result, to expedite the litigation, we have informed the court that we will not pursue our patent infringement claim against the mRC product, but intend to continue with our deceptive advertising claim because QIPC has been unable or unwilling to show that it ever had any commercially viable markless registration control system. We intend to prevent QIPC from deceiving the marketplace.”
QuadTech also has separate pending patent infringement actions against QIPC’s color control product, the Intelligent Density Control system or IDS. The infringed patents relate to positioning the camera over an area of interest and a method for generating a profile of a printing press. QuadTech continues to pursue these claims against QIPC and its IDS product.
QuadTech, Inc. is a worldwide leader and innovator of performance proven press control technology. Founded in 1979, QuadTech sells its automated auxiliary control systems in more than 100 countries to the web offset newspaper and commercial markets, packaging and converting markets, and publication gravure market. Headquartered in Sussex, WI, USA, QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, including facilities strategically located throughout Europe, and in Japan, China, Singapore, India, and North and South America. QuadTech is proud to be registered ISO 9001:2008 DNV. QuadTech is a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, one of the largest and most technologically advanced printers and multichannel solutions providers in the world.
Craig Du Mez, QuadTech
Phone: +1 414 566 7500
Adrian Tippetts, Bespoke
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 215200