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Creo Products Says Artwork Systems Groups Lawsuit Has No Merit

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, B.C.--Oct. 12, 2001--Creo Products Inc. announces that the lawsuit filed by Artwork Systems Group N.V. ("Artwork'') in the U.S. District Court in Delaware is without merit, and that the company intends to defend itself vigorously. Artwork is suing to invalidate four patents that the Belgium-based prepress software company has been licensing for several years. The parties were negotiating an amendment to the existing contract that would extend the license to allow Creo's trapping patents to be used in Artwork's Raster Image Processors and products intended to drive output devices.