SOURCE: Lectra

October 21, 2009 12:19 ET

LECTRA : Lectra and Eastman Machine Company announce a settlement in the action brought by Lectra in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in October 2008

MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Lectra and Eastman Machine Company announce a settlement in the action brought by Lectra in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in October 2008

Marietta, Georgia, U.S.A. - October 21, 2009

Lectra and Eastman have announced that they have settled the pending patent infringement action brought by Lectra against Eastman and its distributor, Sewn Products, in October 2008, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The claims and counterclaims in the action are being dismissed with prejudice.

In the settlement, Eastman has acknowledged the validity of Lectra's involved patent, U.S. Patent No. 5,867,392, and, while not admitting infringement of the patent, Eastman has agreed not to use Lectra' s "Eclipse" feature in Eastman's future conveyorized cutting systems. The parties agreed not to disclose the other terms of the settlement.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline, and accelerate product design, development, and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), and furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as the aeronautical and marine industries, wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,500 employees and $292 million in 2008 revenues. The company is listed on Euronext Paris.

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