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ImageX Files Lawsuit Against iPrint for Patent Infringement

Friday, August 30, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Seeks to Stop iPrint From Any Further Use of Its Online Print Ordering System KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 29 -- ImageX (R), Inc., the leading provider of online solutions for distributing, managing and producing sales and marketing materials, today announced that it has filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against iPrint Technologies, Inc. for infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,429,947, which covers technology that automates the prepress process. ImageX also has filed a preliminary injunction motion requesting an expedited hearing, citing that iPrint should be prohibited from continuing its use of its online print technology. "We are taking this action after informing iPrint on multiple occasions that its product is likely infringing of our patents and after receiving no response from iPrint," said Rich Begert, president and CEO. "ImageX has made a significant investment in developing cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing the print industry. We intend to take all necessary steps to ensure that this investment is fully protected and its full market value is realized. We believe we will prevail on the merits if compelled to litigate this action in court."




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