“It’s a tough decision when you have to take this kind of action to protect your rights, but we are committed to maintaining our ability to produce and deliver the best technology” said AccuPlace CEO Jamie Schlinkmann.
Plantation, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
AccuPlace, manufacturer of the Thermo Scientific Slidemate™ (originally PSLIM™) slide printer, files patent lawsuit against Primera for allegedly willfully infringing on its patent covering the technology used in Slidemate™.
The suit was filed in the US District Court of the Middle District of Florida on 11/16/2012 and is case no. 6:12-cv-01727-RBD-DAB.
“It’s a tough decision when you have to take this kind of action to protect your rights, but we are committed to maintaining our ability to produce and deliver the best technology” said AccuPlace CEO Jamie Schlinkmann. “Today as much as ever that means protecting our investment in innovation. Where would this country be without its system to protect intellectual property?”
As stated in the complaint, Primera is allegedly willfully infringing on the following patent:
US 8013884 B2 Device and method for printing information on Glass surfaces.
Primera’s distributors and customers also allegedly infringe but none currently are named in this action. “Discussions with Primera about their infringement have not been productive.” said Schlinkmann. “Slidemate™ customers should take comfort in knowing they are using the original and patented technology. With thousands of our slide printers in labs everywhere, they are the most proven printer on the market.”
Since 1992, the AccuPlace team has developed technology and automated instruments used in facilities all over the world. Maintaining a climate that fosters creativity and innovation is core to its business, as evidenced by a current multi-million dollar investment in new staff, equipment, and an expanded facility for design and manufacturing of next generation products.