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Nordson Corporation and HiQ Tech of Belgium have reached a settlement on HiQ Tech's infringement of Nordson's European patent EP1568418. Nordson has granted HiQ Tech a covenant not to sue for specific designs of hot melt modules under EP1568418.
This settlement is in keeping with the previous announcement by Ulrich Bender, director of packaging Europe, to offer a covenant not to sue/license to companies that have manufactured, marketed and/or sold modules, manifolds, and/or applicators in violation of Nordson's European patent EP1568418. While Nordson is willing to license various mounting interfaces covered by European patent EP1568418, Nordson will not be licensing the EasyOn or Bowtie mounting interface, which can be found on a number of Nordson product lines, including the SolidBlue and MiniBlue II applicators and modules.
The EP1568418 is in force in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
About Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, fluids and other materials, plastic extrusion and injection molding, electronics testing and inspecting, and surface preparation, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. For more information, click here.