Court Rules in Favor of TMC in Patent Infringement Dispute with IDE

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

PEABODY, Massachusetts,- Technical Manufacturing Corporation (TMC)has received a final judgment entirely in its favor against Integrated Dynamics Engineering, Inc. (“IDE”) regarding the ongoing patent infringement dispute over TMC’s STACIS® technology patent.

On March 29, 2004, Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued his Final Judgment stating that TMC is the lawful owner of United States Patent No. 5,660,255 (dealing with the technology incorporated in TMC’s STACIS® active vibration control product) (the “Patent”), that the Patent is valid and enforceable, and that IDE has infringed the Patent by offering an infringing product for sale. The court further found in favor of TMC on all of IDE’s counterclaims.

The final judgment orders that IDE, and all of IDE’s affiliates, successors in interest, assigns, owners, partners, shareholders, agents, employees and all persons in active concert or participation with them, be and are permanently enjoined from infringing the Patent by making, selling or offering for sale IDE’s PTC piezoelectric digital control vibration isolator or PTCA advanced piezoelectric digital control vibration isolator products or any other product which infringes or would infringe the Patent, by promoting or generating commercial interest in any such IDE products, by representing that IDE has in any way any license to use any technology claimed in the TMC patent, and by representing in any way that IDE has any legal right to make, import, use, sell, or offer for sale any product which infringes or would infringe any of the claims of the TMC Patent.

TMC designs and manufactures sophisticated vibration isolation and control products for manufacturing processes and research applications worldwide, including optics, semiconductor manufacturing, microbiology, metrology, and numerous academic, industrial, and military research projects.

Steve Ryan
Technical Manufacturing Corp.