ITC confirms MVTec did not infringe Cognex patents

The ITC has confirmed in its final determination that MVTec does not infringe the patents asserted by Cognex and that those patents are invalid. MVTec's machine vision software HALCON will continue to be sold and imported into the USA.

Nov 17th, 2010

MVTec Software (Munich, Germany) announced that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has rendered a final determination in MVTec's favor in the patent dispute raised by Cognex (Natick, MA, USA).

The ITC has confirmed in its final determination that MVTec does not infringe the patents asserted by Cognex and that those patents are invalid. Thus, MVTec's machine vision software HALCON will continue to be sold and imported into the USA.

"MVTec is pleased by the final determination because it protects the investment of our customers", says Dr. Olaf Munkelt, MVTec's managing director. "We will continue developing innovative machine vision algorithms for the industry", he adds.

SOURCE: MVTec Software

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