Artwork Systems Group to Investigate Assertions of Patent Infringement by Markzware
GENT, BELGIUM— May 22, 2007—Artwork Systems Group N.V. (EURONEXT: ARTS), a world leader in professional pre-press software, is investigating claims made by Markzware in a lawsuit filed in the federal district court in Santa Ana, California, that Enfocus products allegedly infringe Markzware’s U.S. patent.
The lawsuit, which focuses on two Enfocus software products -- PitStop Professional™ and PitStop Server™ -- comes as a surprise to Enfocus, whose leading PDF preflighting products have been on the U.S. market for many years.
Said Artwork Systems Group CEO, Peter Denoo, “Artwork Systems and Enfocus respect the intellectual property rights of third parties, and are currently conducting a full investigation into what appear to be unsupportable allegations made by Markzware. We do not expect this lawsuit to interfere in any way with Enfocus’ ability to continue offering and supporting its popular PDF preflighting products, now or in the future.”
About Artwork Systems
Artwork Systems develops complete and integrated software solutions for the preparation of professional color printing or pre-press. Artwork Systems now has offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States with international support structures in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Hong Kong. Partner organizations in more than 40 countries are responsible for the additional worldwide distribution of the various products. With Enfocus and Artwork Systems CAD Solutions (formerly Dimensional Impressions), Artwork Systems has a presence in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The most important markets are Western Europe and the United States. During fiscal year 2006, worldwide turnover amounted to 46.48 million euro.