Microscan wins patent suit against competitor

Microscan Systems, Inc. announced that a jury has decided in favor of the company it its patent infringement lawsuit against Cognex Corporation.

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Microscan Systems, Inc. announced that a jury has decided in favor of the company in its patent infringement lawsuit against Cognex Corporation. The lawsuit filed by Microscan alleged that Cognex’s DataMan handheld imagers (models 7500, 8500, 8600, 9500, and other variants) infringe upon U.S. Patent No. 6,352,204 (the "204 patent") held by Microscan. The 204 patient is fundamental to the optimal reading of direct part marks using low-angle dark field illumination.

Cognex was found to infringe all three of the asserted patent claims, and the jury rejected Cognex’s invalidity challenges to the claims. Additionally, the jury found that Microscan was entitled to “reasonable royalty” damages for past infringement. The case was tried in the U.S. District Court for theSouthern District of New York with U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, presiding.

"Microscan’s history of major innovation in automatic identification and machine vision dates back to the early 1980s," said Scott Summerville, President of Microscan. "We have over 100 patents in our portfolio and we continue to develop industry-leading technology in the field. I want to thank the jury for their decision as well as the Microscan innovators who were involved in the development of ourMobile Hawk Handheld DPM Imager, which leverages the 204 patent."

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