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Success for MVTec in Patent Dispute

MVTec Software GmbH

MVTec Software GmbH, Munich (Germany), is pleased to announce that it has received an initial determination in its favor in the ongoing patent dispute raised by Cognex Corporation.

Dr. Olaf Munkelt, MVTec's managing directorThe disputed Cognex patents all relate to matching technology. Following an eight-day hearing, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in its initial determination that all of the patents are invalid. Because the ITC found the patents invalid, HALCON will continue to be sold and imported into the USA.

"MVTec certainly respects intellectual property rights - up to the point where they turn out to be based on questionable patents", says Dr. Olaf Munkelt, MVTec’s managing director. "We will continue to defend ourselves as well as our customers against any complaints that we believe are without any merit", he adds.

Based on its initial determination, the ITC will make a final determination on this case in November 2010.

About MVTec
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.


Dr. Lutz Kreutzer
Manager PR & Marketing
MVTec Software GmbH
Neherstr.1, D-81675 München 
Tel. +49 89 457695-199
Fax +49 89 457695-55

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