German Federal Patent Court Invalidates Durst's White Ink Patent in Case Against EFI

German Federal Patent Court Invalidates Durst's White Ink Patent in Case
Against EFI

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world
leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that the
Federal Patent Court of Germany has invalidated substantial parts of a patent
held by Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH related to white ink
printing that Durst had previously asserted in an infringement action against
EFI.

Durst sued EFI for allegedly infringing German patent No. 10 2005 006 092. In
addition to denying those allegations, EFI filed a nullity action in the
Federal Patent Court of Germany, asking that court to invalidate the portions
of the patent asserted against EFI on the grounds that what Durst claimed had
actually been disclosed years before. German courts in Mannheim and Karlsruhe
had already held a Durst utility model claiming the same "invention" invalid
for similar reasons.

On October 23, 2013, the German Federal Patent Court agreed with EFI and
invalidated substantial parts of Durst's patent. Under German law, Durst has
the right to appeal. Should there be no appeal, this will conclude a
multi-year legal battle initiated by Durst repeatedly suing EFI without
provocation.

"We at EFI believe that competition should be customer-focused, not
litigation-focused. It should be based on genuine innovations, not on
questionable patent claims. And it should take place in the marketplace, not
in the courtroom," said EFI's General Counsel Bryan Ko. "We will always defend
ourselves vigorously when necessary, but we will continue to focus first on
ideas and technology to help our customers succeed."

About EFI

EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and
services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in
Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful
integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide,
wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow,
web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and
mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and
share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to
increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.

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but are not necessarily limited to, statements regarding Durst's appeal
rights, and any statements or assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

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difficulty of aligning expense levels with revenue; management's ability to
forecast revenues, expenses and earnings; any world-wide financial and
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the unpredictability of development schedules and commercialization of
products by the leading printer manufacturers and declines or delays in demand
for our related products; changes in the mix of products sold; the uncertainty
of market acceptance of new product introductions; intense competition in each
of our businesses, including competition from products developed by EFI's
customers; challenge of managing asset levels, including inventory and
variations in inventory levels; the uncertainty of continued success in
technological advances; the challenges of obtaining timely, efficient and
quality product manufacturing and supply of components; litigation involving
intellectual property rights or other related matters; our ability to
successfully integrate acquired businesses; the uncertainty regarding the
amount and timing of future share repurchases by EFI and the origin of funds
used for such repurchases; the market prices of EFI's common stock prior to,
during and after the share repurchases; anydisruptionsin our operations, the
difficulty toretainemployees, and additional expenses that we may incur as a
result of our relocation from the Foster City campus; the compliance with the
newrequirements regarding the "conflict minerals," if they are found to be
used in our products,and any other risk factors that may be included from
time to time in the Company's SEC reports.

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