Camtek Fined $1.3M For Violating Ban On Chip Inspector Sales

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Monday leveled $1.29 million in sanctions against Camtek Inc. for disobeying a court order prohibiting it from selling its computer chip inspection device, which allegedly infringes patents held by Rudolph Technologies Inc.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis adopted a recommendation by a magistrate judge to order the sanctions, saying that Camtek had violated a permanent injunction issued in August 2009 meant to prevent the company from contacting potential clients in attempt to sell its Falcon inspection device. In 2009, Camtek's machine...
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