Muller Martini And Goss in Court Cases

HAUPPAUGE, NY—Muller Martini has filed two patent lawsuits against Goss International and Goss International Americas, claiming its saddlestitcher technology has been infringed.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, references an installation of the Goss SP-2500 saddlestitcher at a Banta (RR Donnelley) facility in Minnesota. Muller Martini is seeking damages and injunctive relief.

Muller Martini and its sister company, Muller Martini Mailroom Systems, also filed suit against the Goss companies in the U.S. District Court of Delaware for infringement of a control system patent. That case involves Goss’ MagnaPak inserter and its SP saddlestitchers.

In a statement from CEO Bob Brown, Goss International contends “the Muller Martini companies have commenced the Delaware and Minnesota lawsuits in an attempt to divert attention from the patent lawsuit currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that Goss International commenced against the Muller Martini companies in 2005.

“Goss International is confident that it will prevail in both the Delaware and Minnesota lawsuits based on non-infringement and patent invalidity,” he adds. “Additionally, in each of these new cases Goss International has asserted a counterclaim against the Muller Martini companies, based on another Goss patent that was not asserted in the 2005 litigation, and Goss anticipates that it will prevail on these counterclaims, as well.”

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