E INK FILES PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST TREKSTOR
Hsinchu, Taiwan — November 2, 2012 – E Ink Corporation ("E Ink"), a subsidiary of E Ink Holdings (8069:TW), today announced that it had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Trekstor GmbH, Lorsch, Germany ("Trekstor"). This lawsuit was filed in the Regional Court of Mannheim, Germany.
"We filed this case because E Ink's intellectual property is being unfairly exploited," said Scott Liu, Chairman, E Ink Holdings Inc. "E Ink is the leader in creating valuable intellectual property in the field of electronic displays and is seeking to collaborate and build a sustainable eco-system of customers, suppliers and industry partners. Our intellectual property is one of our core assets that was built by the hard work of hundreds of scientists and engineers over many years and at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in R&D efforts."
E Ink states that Trekstor has infringed, and continues to do so as of the filing of this lawsuit, the following patents:
- European Patent EP 1 231 500 B1, titled "electronically addressable microencapsulated ink"; and
- European Patent EP 1 010 036, titled "electrophoretic displays and materials".
The contested products are e-readers designated "Pyrus" and "4Ink", distributed in Germany by Trekstor. The ePaper display panels found in such contested products are manufactured by a company named "Guangzhou OED Technologies Co., Ltd" based in China. In the lawsuit, E Ink seeks an injunction against the sales of Trekstor products that infringe E Ink's patents and a declaration that TrekStor be held liable for damages.
E Ink Holdings owns over 2000 patents on various display technologies including Electronic Paper, LCD Technology and others. E Ink intends to protect and defend its intellectual and other property worldwide by the means available in various countries.
About E Ink Holdings
Founded in 1992 by Taiwan's leading papermaking and printing group YFY (1907.TW), E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TW) is the pioneer of TFT and ePaper business in Taiwan. Its corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences, and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper display as well as its 2008 acquisition of Hydis Technologies, manufacturer of the world's best wide viewing angle LCDs and its 2009 acquisition of E Ink Corporation, the worldwide leader in ePaper. Listed in Taiwan's GreTai Securities Market and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of displays to the eReader market. For corporate information, please visit www.einkgroup.com; for EPD information, please visit www.eink.com / tw.eink.com; and for FFS information, please visit www.hydis.com.
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