Control Systemation patent dispute resolved

Control Systemation Inc. reports that the United States District Court has entered its Final Consent Judgment against Controlled Semiconductor Inc. and Jon W. Heyl, ending their long-running patent dispute.

According to the Final Consent Judgment, Heyl agreed to be: (1) permanently enjoined from using non-public Confidential Information he learned while employed by CSI; (2) permanently enjoined from filing any new patent applications for inventions relating to CSI's business that were made before his employment was terminated for cause by CSI; (3) permanently enjoined from marketing, offering for sale, importing, selling and using any laser decapsulation apparatus that infringes, or by its operation a user infringes, any claims of CSI's U.S. Patent No. 7,271,012 B2, including the FATcat and any colorable imitation of the FATcat product; and (4)permanently enjoined from challenging validity or enforceability, or voluntarily assisting others in challenging validity or enforceability, of CSI's United States Patent No. 7,271,012 B2.

The first international conference on laser peening will be held in Houston, TX, December 15-17. Dr. Allan Clauer of LSP Technologies will kick off the confeence with the first of two keynote presentations on December 15th. Clauer has been involved with laser peening from its inception in the early 1970s, when it was called laser shock processing.

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