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Camtek to Appeal the Decision in Rudolph Patent Infringement Case
Jul 29, 2010 (02:07 PM EDT)

MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel, July 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT; TASE: CAMT) reported today that the way to appeal is open following the District Court's denial of Camtek's post trial motions in the patent infringement case brought by August Technology Corporation ( later acquired by Rudolph Technologies, Inc.) in 2004 and involving U.S. Patent No. 6,826,298.

The District Court's decision did not raise any new issues or alter the injunction already in place. Camtek considers its inspection systems other than the Falcon, which were not involved in the '6,298 patent litigation, such as Condor, not to be covered by the injunction. Accordingly, Camtek continues its marketing and sales of Condor systems in the U.S.

"We strongly believe that our Falcon products do not infringe the '6,298 patent and that the patent itself is invalid," said Rafi Amit, Camtek's CEO. "We now can defend Camtek's rights in the appeal process before the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent appeals, and we fully expect to overturn the erroneous judgment of the District Court."


Camtek Ltd provides automated solutions dedicated for enhancing production processes and yield, enabling our customers new technologies in two industries; Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) & IC Substrates.

Camtek addresses the specific needs of these industries with dedicated solutions based on a wide and advanced platform of technologies including intelligent imaging, image processing, ion milling and digital material deposition. Camtek's solutions range from micro-to-nano by applying its technologies to the industry-specific requirements.

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