Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESIO), a leading supplier of
innovative laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology
industry, today announced the filing of a patent infringement suit
against EO Technics Co. Ltd. in the Seoul Central District Court of
South Korea. In its complaint, ESI alleges that EO Technics infringes
ESI's Korean Patent No. 395,273 entitled "Multi-rate Positioner System
having an Improved Profiling Filter" when it makes, uses, sells, offers
for sale or imports certain of its products. ESI's Korean patent relates
to and claims an apparatus and method for accurately controlling the
positioing of a tool using a low-speed positioner and a high-speed
positioner. ESI seeks an injunction against the manufacture, use and
sale of the products at issue, as well as compensation for damages.
"As an innovation leader in laser micromachining, ESI has developed many
technologies that are fundamental to leading-edge performance in this
market," commented Edward C. Grady, CEO of ESI. "We have a duty to our
shareholders to defend the intellectual property developed through our
substantial R&D investments."
ESI has supplied the laser micromachining market for over twenty years,
shipping and supporting thousands of laser manufacturing systems. The
company's early commitment to laser technology has enabled many advances
in technology and cost of ownership for its customers in the flexible
circuit and rigid-flexible printed circuit board (PCB) industries.
About ESI, Inc.
ESI is a leading supplier of innovative, laser-based manufacturing
solutions for the microtechnology industry. Our systems enable precise
structuring and testing of micron to submicron features in electronic
devices, semiconductors, LEDs and other high-value components. We
partner with our customers to make breakthrough technologies possible in
the microelectronics, semiconductor and other emerging industries.
Founded in 1944, ESI is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with global
operations from the Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Rim. More
information is available at www.esi.com.
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