DIRECT IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. 504 Lakeside Drive
Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone (941) 752-1043
Contact: Andrew Romines
Phone: (941) 224-0720 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 A.M. EDT, December 13, 2011
FINAL JUDGMENT AGAINST US GRAPHIC ARTS
TAMPA, FL, DECEMBER 13, 2011: The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently issued a Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction in favor of Direct Imaging Systems, Inc. The ruling brings to a conclusion six years of patent litigation Direct Imaging brought against U.S. Graphic Arts, Inc. for infringement of U.S. Patent 6,905,628. The ‘628 Patent describes a device for inkjet printing onto garments. As part of the final judgment, a permanent injunction was entered precluding U.S. Graphic Arts and its officers and employees from infringing the ‘628 via sales of its T-Jet® line of ink jet printers. A damage award of $3,021,929 was also entered in favor of Direct Imaging.
David Lewis, CEO of Direct Imaging Systems, Inc., stated that he was “ecstatic over the Court’s ruling and that other potential infringers should be on notice that we take our Patent very seriously and will pursue enforcement”. Andrew Romines, CFO, also stated that “the Patent now is much stronger now than when we started this litigation, as it has been through re-examination and upheld by the Patent Office and now the Courts. We are confident that we will prevail against any other current or future infringement or in any patent litigation”.
ABOUT DIRECT IMAGING SYSTEMS
Direct Imaging Systems, Inc. designed and developed the first commercially available direct to garment printer utilizing a moveable platen system and inkjet printing head.
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