VistaPrint Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Taylor Corporation Subsidiaries
Press release from the issuing company
HAMILTON, BERMUDA-- May 15, 2007 -- VistaPrint Technologies Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of VistaPrint Limited, the leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 123Print, Inc. and Drawing Board, Inc., subsidiaries of Taylor Corporation.
In its papers, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, VistaPrint alleges that 123Print and Drawing Board have infringed and continue to infringe three patents owned by VistaPrint related to browser-based tools for online product design. The patents at issue are U.S. Patent No. 6,247,011, entitled "Computerized Prepress Authoring for Document Creation"; U.S. Patent No. 6,631,375, entitled "Browser-Based Computerized Prepress"; and U.S. Patent No. 7,120,634, entitled "Computerized Prepress."
VistaPrint asserts that both 123Print and Drawing Board are infringing, and actively inducing their customers to infringe, on these patents and seeks an injunction to halt both 123Print and Drawing Board from offering infringing services to present and future customers and for payment of damages.
Robert Keane, president & CEO of VistaPrint, stated, "As a leading innovator of online high-quality graphic design services, we believe competition fosters the growth of the market. However, we must take action against companies that attempt to profit from our investment in intellectual property including our 13 issued U.S. patents and the dozens of additional patents pending in the U.S. and other countries. By filing this suit, we are demonstrating our willingness to take legal action against companies who improperly use our technologies."
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