e-Image Data Announces Lawsuit Against Konica Minolta For Patent Infringement

e-Image Data Announces Lawsuit Against Konica Minolta For Patent Infringement

  PR Newswire

  HARTFORD, Wisconsin, Sept. 24, 2012

HARTFORD, Wisconsin, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --e-Image Data has filed a
lawsuit against Konica Minolta and two of its resellers in U.S. District Court
for the Western District of Wisconsin for the infringement on patent number
8,269,890 B2, issued for the company's digital microform imaging apparatus.

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The patent protects the hardware for the ScanPro2000, a microform scanner used
in the world's most prestigious libraries and private companies. The ScanPro
2000's patented technology allows it to:

  *Have a significantly more compact design than other units on the market
  *Use a single lens that includes all the magnifications required for all
    microfilm types
  *Have full optical image rotation
  *Provide continuous focus throughout the entire optical magnification
    range.

"e-Image Data takes pride in our constant innovation and commitment to keeping
our customers at the cutting edge of digital scanner technology," said James
Westoby, president of e-Image Data. "We consider it our responsibility to
protect our intellectual property so that we can continue to move forward in
providing our customers with the most dynamic product on the market."

Konica Minolta's SL 1000, released earlier this year, features technology that
e-Image Data believes infringes on its patent. The technology is used in the
entire ScanPro line of products, including the ScanPro 3000, the company's
newest innovation for working with microfilm, which brings a 21-megapixel
scanned image to the industry for the first time, providing sharpness and
clarity not previously available.

The ScanPro products use patent-pending technology to link to secondary
sources when a word is selected, copy highlighted microfilm areas as text to
the clipboard for pasting to other programs, convert microfilm images into
word-searchable PDFs and to find and highlight user-selected words right on
the microfilm image. "These features have forever changed the way people work
with microfilm," says Westoby.

e-Image Data is the industry leader in the design, manufacture, and
distribution of micrographic equipment. The ScanPro line of products is the
equipment of choice in the world's most prestigious libraries and private
institutions.

Contact: James Westoby, President, e-Image Data Corporation, +1-262-673-3476,
jwestoby@e-imagedata.com
 
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