CAMTEK WINS APPEAL OF THE DECISION IN RUDOLPH PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASE
MIGDALHA’EMEK, Israel, August 23, 2011 – Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT; TASE:CAMT) reported today that the U.S. Court ofAppeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all patent appeals from U.S.federal courts nationwide, issued an opinion yesterday vacating the adversejudgment against Camtek in a patent infringement case brought against itby August Technology Corp. (now Rudolph Technologies, Inc.) in the FederalDistrict Court for the District of Minnesota.
Theappellate decision comes six years after August sued Camtek for infringement ofits patent (No. 6,826,298) on high-speed semiconductor wafer inspectiontechnology. The District Court, following a jury decision, had entered ajudgment of infringement, a permanent injunction against Camtek and an award of$8.7 million in damages plus interest. The Federal Circuit found that theDistrict Court erred in the construction of a key claim term and vacated the finding of infringement, the damages awardand the permanent injunction. The Court of Appeals remanded the case tothe District Court for a limited trial based on the corrected claimconstruction, which significantlynarrows the scope of August’s patent.
“Weare pleased that the Court of Appeals vacated the judgment of infringement,damages and the permanent injunction. Weshall now endeavor towards the next step in a favorable outcome with theremaining proceedings,” said Roy Porat, Chief Executive Officer of Camtek Ltd.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP arguedthe successful appeal on behalf of Camtek.
About Camtek Ltd.
Camtek Ltd provides automated solutionsdedicated for enhancing production processes and yield, enabling our customersnew technologies in two industries; Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Board (PCB)& IC Substrates. Camtek addressesthe specific needs of these industries with dedicated solutions based on a wideand advanced platform of technologies including intelligent imaging, image processing,ion milling and digital material deposition. Camtek’s solutions range frommicro-to-nano by applying its technologies to the industry-specificrequirements.
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