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Solidscape Stops SDI from Selling System

March 13, 2004

Filed under: additive manufacturing — Terry Wohlers @ 09:14

Three days ago, Solidscape announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire had granted its request for a preliminary injunction against Sanders Design International (SDI). The Court has ordered that SDI, its agents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are restrained from marketing or selling the Sanders 20/20 system. The inkjet-based system uses wax to build parts up to 100 x 200 x 75 mm (4 x 8 x 3 inches) in size and sells for $60,000. Don’t expect to get an update on SDI or its products at the company’s website because it has changed little over the past few years. It’s clear, however, that the Sanders 20/20 product competes with products from Solidscape. And, according to preliminary findings made by the Court, it infringes on Solidscape’s intellectual property.

Solidscape has previously filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire against SDI, Royden Sanders, Jr., and Albin Hastbacka alleging patent infringement, deceptive trade practices, copyright infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of contract. Solidscape is seeking a permanent injection against SDI for patent infringement, as well as compensatory damages, treble damages, and attorney’s fees.