Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Marketplace Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook

Rudolph Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Camtek

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Comments
FLANDERS, N.J., Feb. 11, 2016 — Rudolph Technologies Inc., a process control software manufacturer, has won a patent infringement lawsuit against process control metrology system manufacturer Camtek Ltd., upholding an infringement ruling against Camtek’s Falcon inspection system.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed Rudolph’s patent, awarding damages in excess of $14.5 million, and imposed a permanent injunction that prohibits Camtek from making, using, selling and offering to sell any of its Falcon machines in the U.S. until the patent’s expiration.

”We are pleased that the Federal Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s decision in this case so quickly after the hearing held on Feb. 1,” said Robert Koch, Rudolph’s vice president and general counsel. “As we have asserted from the beginning of this matter, Camtek has been using Rudolph’s proprietary technology. This decision is extremely gratifying in that it clearly validates Rudolph’s position and holds Camtek accountable for its use of our patented technology in its tool offering.”

Rudolph is actively prosecuting additional patent lawsuits against Camtek over their Condor, Gannet and Eagle products, seeking both monetary damages and a permanent injunction against the sale of those items in the U.S.

Rudolph Technologies is a designs, develops and manufactures defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology and process control software used by semiconductor and advanced packaging device manufacturers worldwide.

Camtek designs, develops, manufactures and markets automated optical inspection and process enhancement systems for production processes and yields for manufacturers in the printed circuit board, integrated circuit substrate, semiconductor manufacturing and packaging industries.
Feb 2016
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
BusinessmetrologyAmericasNew JerseyRudolphCamtekinspectionindustrialpatentsrobert koch

back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2020 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.