SANTA ANA, California – May 16, 2007 – Markzware announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court in Los Angeles against ENFOCUS SOFTWARE, Inc., a California corporation; ARTWORK SYSTEMS GROUP, N.V. a Belgian corporation; and ARTWORK SYSTEMS, N.V., a Belgian corporation (EURONEXT: ARTS).
The lawsuit alleges that products manufactured and sold by the defendants infringe upon the Markzware U.S. Patent No. 5,963,641 for a ‘Device and method for examining, verifying, correcting and approving electronic documents prior to printing, transmission or recording.’ Markzware preflight products for digital documents include FlightCheck Professional, FlightCheck Designer, FlightCheck Studio, FlightCheck Workflow and FlightCheck Online.
The complaint seeks monetary and injunctive relief from all three defendants.
Patrick Marchese, president of Markzware commented, “The preflighting described in the ‘641 patent and owned by Markzware, has been used without our consent. Accordingly, we plan to protect and defend our patent which is fundamental to our flagship product line, FlightCheck®.”
Markzware is the developer of quality assurance, data conversion and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware is a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California. Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, is the company’s headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
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