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Appellate Court Upholds Decision in Adobe Systems Patent Dispute with Triple I

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128766D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 74K

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Software Patent Institute

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Mountain View, Calif. (January 3, 1994) (NASDAQ:ADBE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the judgment for Adobe in the Information International Inc. (";Triple I";) patent infringement lawsuit brought against Adobe in May of 1989. The ruling, issued Wednesday, December 8, 1993, affirmed a decision by the Federal District Court in the Central District of California that found Adobe s software programs do not infringe Triple I s patent. Focusing on Adobe s PostScript ™ , Display PostScript ™ and Adobe Type Manager ™ software, the lawsuit accused Adobe of infringing a Triple I patent for character generator hardware. Adobe Systems maintained that its products did not infringe the patent and has vigorously defended the lawsuit. The District Court had concluded that general purpose computers running Adobe s software programs are neither identical nor equivalent to the structures described in Triple I s patent, and therefore the programs do not infringe the patent. ";We are pleased that the appellate court has upheld the decision that Adobe s software does not infringe Triple I s patent,"; said Dr. John Warnock, Chairman and CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated. ";The case demonstrates that companies do not have to automatically settle when they are the target of patent infringement litigation. A company can vigorously defend these cases on their merits and win.";

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Appellate Court Upholds Decision in Adobe Systems Patent Dispute with Triple I

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Mountain View, Calif. (January 3, 1994) (NASDAQ:ADBE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the judgment for Adobe in the Information International Inc. ("Triple I") patent infringement lawsuit brought against Adobe in May of 1989. The ruling, issued Wednesday, December 8, 1993, affirmed a decision by the Federal District Court in the Central District of California that found Adobe s software programs do not infringe Triple I s patent. Focusing on Adobe s PostScriptTM, Display PostScriptTM and

Adobe Type ManagerTM software, the lawsuit accused Adobe of infringing a Triple I patent for character generator hardware. Adobe Systems maintained that its products did not infringe the patent and has vigorously defended the lawsuit. The District Court had concluded that general purpose computers running Adobe s software programs are neither identical nor equivalent to the structures described in Triple I s patent, and therefore the programs do not infringe the patent. "We...