PressTek Wins Early Round In Patent Spat Before ITC

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has given an early nod to printing plate manufacturer PressTek Inc. in its patent dispute with rival VIM Technologies Ltd., ruling that a violation occurred in the import of infringing printing press technology.

A violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 occurred in importing infringing laser imagaeable printing plates, ITC Administrative Judge E. James Gildea said in an initial determination publicized Monday. PressTek has accused Israel-based VIM and several distributors of infringing patents for the plates in a...
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