THE WOODLANDS, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of Performance Engineered Films™ to the touch screen, flexible printed electronics, and lighting and display markets, is vigorously denying allegations contained in litigation filed in the United Kingdom by UK-based Carclo PLC through its subsidiary, Conductive Inkjet Technology.
"These claims are based on unfounded speculation and inaccurate assumptions, and are completely without merit," said UniPixel President & CEO Reed Killion. "We fully expect the plaintiffs will be ordered to pay whatever legal fees our company might incur to defend these baseless claims."
In its filings before the English High Court, Conductive Inkjet Technology alleges that UniPixel made unauthorized use of CIT's patented processes in developing catalytic ink and metallization technologies for touch-screen applications.
"The high-definition field encompasses a fast-growing and dynamic market characterized by rapid technological development," said Killion. "UniPixel's extensive and dedicated research and development efforts are not dependent on appropriating the knowledge of our competitors. To make such a claim is simply false, and we look forward to defending our company in court if necessary."
UniPixel is represented by the international law firm Fish & Richardson, which has been named by Corporate Counsel magazine as the top patent litigation law firm in the U.S. for nine consecutive years. The firm recently was named as the nation's "Law Firm of the Year" for intellectual property law in the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL) delivers Performance Engineered Films to the Lighting, Display and Flexible Electronics markets. UniPixel's high-volume roll-to-roll or continuous flow manufacturing process offers high-fidelity replication of advanced micro-optic structures and surface characteristics over large areas. A key focus for UniPixel is developing electronic conductive films for use in electronic sensors for consumer and industrial applications. The company's newly developed UniBoss™ roll-to-roll electronics manufacturing process prints conductive elements on thin film with trace widths down to ~ 5um. The company is marketing its films for touch panel sensor, cover glass replacement, protective cover film, antenna and custom circuitry applications under the UniPixel label, and potentially under private label or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) brands. UniPixel's brands include Clearly Superior™, Diamond Guard™ and others. For further information, visit www.unipixel.com.
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