ROCK HILL, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 18, 2007— 3D Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: TDSC), a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that, at the request of its German subsidiary, the District Court of Dusseldorf in Germany issued on December 10, 2007, an ex parte preliminary injunction against EnvisionTEC GmbH, Germany, relating to statements regarding 3D Systems' V-Flash(TM) Desktop Modeler that were contained in a press release issued by EnvisionTEC GmbH, dated November 28, 2007, and distributed on the Internet. 3D Systems previously responded to these statements in its press release dated December 4, 2007.
The preliminary injunction prohibits EnvisionTEC from the further
publication of those statements in Germany and stated that EnvisionTEC
GmbH may be subject to a fine of up to EUR 250,000 or that its legal
representatives are subject to arrest and imprisonment for up to six
months for each violation of the court's prohibition order. The
preliminary injunction has recently been served on and executed
against EnvisionTEC GmbH but is subject to appeal by EnvisionTEC GmbH.
"As I have said before, we are keenly aware of the importance of
intellectual property, and we make every effort not only to protect
our own intellectual property but also to respect the intellectual
property rights of others," said Abe Reichental, president and chief
executive officer of 3D Systems. "Also, with respect to EnvisionTEC's
recent press release, we believe that EnvisionTEC did not have
sufficient technical information or a factual basis for the statements
it made in that release, and we are pleased that the District Court of
Dusseldorf agreed with our position."
"As we have also previously said, we have evaluated EnvisionTEC's
published German patents, and we believe that our V-Flash(TM) Desktop
Modeler does not and will not infringe any of EnvisionTEC's published
German patents," continued Reichental. "Furthermore, our distributors
and customers may rest assured that 3D Systems stands 100 percent
behind its products, and we intend to proceed with the
commercialization of our V-Flash(TM) Desktop Modeler and the
V-Flash(TM) HA Manufacturing System."
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About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Modeling, Rapid
Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials
reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct
and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from
digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and
prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts:
Transform your products.
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