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ITC Confirms MVTec's Success in Patent Dispute
MVTec Software GmbH Posted 11/17/2010MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), is pleased to announce that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has rendered a final determination in MVTec's favor in the patent dispute raised by Cognex Corporation.
The ITC has confirmed in its final determination that MVTec does not infringe the patents asserted by Cognex and that those patents are invalid. Thus, MVTec's machine vision software HALCON will continue to be sold and imported into the USA.
"MVTec is pleased by the final determination because it protects the investment of our customers", says Dr. Olaf Munkelt, MVTec's managing director. "We will continue developing innovative machine vision algorithms for the industry", he adds.
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30 established distributors, located throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India et al.). In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA), to better attend the North American market since 2007. For more information refer to www.mvtec.com.
HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment (IDE) that is used worldwide. It leads to cost savings and improved time to market: HALCON's flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of machine vision, medical imaging, and image analysis applications. HALCON provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, MMX and SSE2, as well as GPU acceleration. It serves all industries with a library of more than 1600 operators for blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, identification, and 3D vision, to name just a few. HALCON secures your investment by supporting a wide range of operating systems and providing interfaces to hundreds of industrial cameras and frame grabbers, including GenICam, GigE Vision, and IIDC 1394. More information: www.halcon.com.
Dr. Lutz Kreutzer, Manager PR & Marketing | MVTec Software GmbH, Neherstr.1, D-81675 München Tel. +49 89 457695-199 | Fax +49 89 457695-55