ITC Finds VIM Product Infringes Presstek Patents, Violates Federal Law

In commenting on the ITC ruling, James R. Van Horn, Presstek’s General Counsel, said, “This ruling by International Trade Commission should bring to an end VIM’s illegal pirating of Presstek’s valuable intellectual property in the United States. The ITC ruling should also send a clear message to printers and distributors around the world that VIM is an illegal infringer of Presstek’s intellectual property rights. The ITC’s decision, combined with the decisions of respected tribunals in both the U.S. and Europe, make it clear that purchasing or distributing these illegitimate VIM products is illegal and carries significant risk. As a result, Presstek considers the sale of VIM printing plates by any party to be an illegal, intentional and willful violation of our patent rights and will take all appropriate action to protect those rights and recover all damages resulting from this illegal infringement.”

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Presstek, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high tech digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets. Presstek’s patented DI, CTP and plate products provide a streamlined workflow in a chemistry-free environment, thereby reducing printing cycle time and lowering production costs. Presstek solutions are designed to make it easier for printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-quality, shorter print runs and faster turnaround while providing improved profit margins. Presstek subsidiary, Lasertel, Inc., manufactures semiconductor laser diodes for Presstek’s and external customers’ applications. For more information visit, or call 603-595-7000 or email:

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