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manroland, Goss International reach agreement on sleeve technology

Press release from the issuing company

(August 20, 2008) manroland and Goss International resolved patent infringement litigation yesterday in the United States involving web offset press sleeve blanket technology.

The terms of the agreement are confidential.  Both parties acknowledge that the resolution was in the best interest of their companies and customers, allowing them to offer their full press portfolios to the worldwide marketplace. 

The patent litigation was initiated in 2003 and alleged that the manroland  ROTOMAN S press infringed three U.S. patents held by Goss International for sleeve blanket technology used in its Sunday web offset press models.