CAMTEK REPORTS ITS INTENTION TO AGGRESSIVELY OPPOSE JURY VERDICT IN RUDOLPH PATENT INFRINGEMENTCASE
MIGDAL HA’EMEK, Israel, March 6, 2009 – Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT; TASE: CAMT) reports today that a jury verdict has
been rendered in favor of Rudolph Technologies, Inc. in Rudolph’s patent infringement case against Camtek, pending in the
U.S. Federal District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The verdict awarded damages of approximately $6.8 million in favor of
Rudolph with regard to sales of Camtek’s Falcon products in the United [state]s. No judgment has been entered yet by the
Court. The alleged infringement refers to a U.S. patent only, and, therefore, any judgment or injunction, if issued, would
not have any effect anywhere other than in the United [state]s.
Camtek intends to aggressively pursue post-trial motions to overturn or modify the jury’s verdict and to oppose or limit
the effect of any future injunctive relief. Should Camtek be unsuccessful at the trial court level, it plans to appeal
any adverse judgment.
“Although we are disappointed by the jury’s verdict in this case, we continue to believe that our Falcon products do not
infringe on Rudolph’s patent and that the patent itself is invalid”, said Rafi Amit, Camtek’s CEO. “We expect to continue
to aggressively defend Camtek’s rights and believe that we will be successful in overcoming this unjust verdict.”
ABOUT CAMTEK LTD.
With headquarters in Migdal Ha’Emek Israel, Camtek Ltd., designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automatic optical
inspection systems and related products. Camtek’s automatic inspection systems are used to enhance both production processes and yield for manufacturers in the printed circuit board industry, the high density interconnect substrate industry and the semiconductor manufacturing and packaging industry. This press release is available at www.camtek.co.il.
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a result of changing industry and market trends, reduced demand for our products, the timely development of our new products
and their adoption by the market, increased competition in the industry, price reductions as well as due to risks identified
in the documents filed by the Company with the SEC.
Mira Rosenzweig CFO
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