Goss, manroland Make Patent Peace
BOLINGBROOK, IL—Goss International and manroland resolved their U.S. patent infringement litigation Tuesday involving web offset press sleeve blanket technology. The terms of the agreement are confidential. Both parties acknowledged that the resolution was in the best interest of their companies and customers, allowing them to offer their full press portfolios to the worldwide marketplace.
The patent litigation was initiated in 2003 and alleged that the manroland Rotoman S press infringed three U.S. patents held by Goss International for sleeve blanket technology used in its Sunday web offset gapless press models.