Spanish Court Declares EFI Victorious in Patent Litigation Filed by KERAjet's
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electronics For
Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital
printing innovation, announced victory in its Spanish patent litigation with
Jose Vicente Tomas Claramonte, the president of KERAjet, S.A., involving EFI
Cretaprint's ceramic digital inkjet printing systems.
Mr. Tomas Claramonte filed the lawsuit against Cretaprint in May 2011, prior
to EFI's January 2012 acquisition of the innovative ceramic inkjet printer
business, alleging that Cretaprint's ceramic digital inkjet printer products
infringe his patent.From the outset, EFI and EFI Cretaprint have maintained
that, not only are Mr. Tomas Claramonte's infringement claims meritless, but
that his patent is invalid.In a decision issued earlier this month, the
Commercial Court in Valencia agreed with EFI, and resoundingly rejected Mr.
Tomas Claramonte's infringement claims and declared that his purported
invention lacked any inventive step. The appeal period has not yet expired.A
court in the United Kingdom issued a similar judgment of non-infringement late
"The court's ruling vindicates what we have maintained all along: that Mr.
Tomas Claramonte's lawsuit was baseless and that his patent is invalid," said
EFI's General Counsel, Bryan Ko. "We will not tolerate meritless claims being
filed against us, and we will, as we always have, vigorously defend ourselves
and our intellectual property rights."
"EFI has been a leading innovator in the print industry since our founding,
and we acquired Cretaprint based on their demonstrated innovation and success
in the ceramic inkjet market," added Ghilad Dziesietnik, EFI's Chief
Technology Officer."The victory confirms EFI Cretaprint's place as a leading
innovator in the ceramic inkjet printer market, and we look forward to
continuing to bring our innovative customer-focused printing solutions to our
customers throughout the world."
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