JULY 7, 2008--DataLase (Widnes, UK;www.datalase.com) and ORBID have agreed to settle the patent-infringement case brought by ORBID against DataLase and FractureCode in The Netherlands relating to ORBID's patents on its 2DMI technology. While ORBID will be continuing its case against FractureCode, it will withdraw the case against DataLase.
John Mills, managing director of DataLase, said: "Our cooperation with FractureCode had effectively ceased some months ago, and needless to say the ORBID Corporation lawsuit caught us by surprise. We had no idea that ORBID believes that FractureCode is infringing its patents, and we are happy to reassure ORBID that we will not be working with FractureCode again."
DataLase, the originator of the DataLase process, is a fast growing technology company, providing patented, innovative laser marking solutions across a diverse range of sectors. With its headquarters in the UK, DataLase also has a significant US operation based in Atlanta, GA. The patented DataLase process is suitable for applications including product identification and anticounterfeiting.