Israel semiconductor inspection company Camtek http://www.camtek.co.il/php/index.php have sued German competitor Rudolph. The patent infringement lawsuit, filed in German Federal court, alleges that Rudolph’s edge inspection equipment sold under the ” Axi” and “Edge Inspection module E25, 30, 35″ trademark infringes Camtek’s patent no. DE 101 31 665 B4
Roy Porat, Camtek’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Camtek views its IP as a valuable asset allowing it to achieve technological advantage over its competitors, and will vigorously protect its assets against violators to the full extent permitted by the law.”
This latest bout follows Rudolph suing Camtek in the US. See Camtek Sued by Rudolf – Again and Camtek Intends to Oppose Jury Verdict in Rudolph Patent Infringement Case.