Modumetal was forced to take action when Integran made unfounded assertions of infringement, outside of the legal process, in letters to customers and partners.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011
Seattle-based Modumetal, Inc.'s legal action against Integran now includes two more Integran patents, according to Modumetal CEO Christina Lomasney (see United States District Court Case #No. 2:10-CV-01592).
In October of 2010, Modumetal took pre-emptive action seeking a declaratory judgment against Integran Technologies, Incorporated. Modumetal took legal action after being informed by strategic partners that Integran Technologies, a Toronto-based company, was sending letters asserting that its patents may be infringed by Modumetal technology (see Exhibit F in Case referenced above). The case has now been expanded to include two additional Integran patents that Modumetal alleges are invalid and are not infringed by Modumetal's proprietary technology.
According to Lomasney, Modumetal's latest legal action is intended to underscore that Modumetal will aggressively and tirelessly defend itself against Integran's unfounded and false claims.
"Modumetal is working through a legal process that Modumetal itself initiated because we feel strongly that we must protect our company's freedom to operate in the field of nanolayered materials. Furthermore, we believed that it is vital to small technology startups around the world that patents that do not properly reference prior technological advances are legally invalidated." said Lomasney. "Modumetal was forced to take action when Integran made unfounded assertions of infringement, outside of the legal process, in letters to customers and partners."
Modumetal seeks to demonstrate to Integran, through a court-mediated process, that not only are its tactics misplaced, but that its understanding of Modumetal's patent portfolio and technology is also incorrect.
"We will establish in court that Modumetal has an extensive portfolio of acquired and licensed patents and of internally-developed technology related to nanolaminated materials that pre-date Integran's patents related to nanocrystalline material products," said Lomasney. "Furthermore, we have clarified that our development and commercial efforts are focused solely on the production of nanolayered materials that are produced by patented and patent-pending processes in which Modumetal has acquired, licensed or been assigned legal rights.
Modumetal, Inc. of Seattle, WA, is realizing the commercial potential of a unique, patented class of nano-laminated materials. These pioneering materials exemplify unprecedented performance for structural, corrosion, and high temperature applications. Modumetal is made by a "green" electrochemical manufacturing approach, which reduces the carbon footprint of conventional metals manufacturing at the same time that it revolutionizes materials performance. (http://www.modumetal.com).