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GERBER AWARDED $5.65 MILLION IN PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASE AGAINST LECTRA

 SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Dec. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A judgment has been issued in the patent infringement case between Gerber Garment Technology, Inc. and Lectra Systems, Inc. and its parent company, Lectra Systemes S.A. of France. In his decision, U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Moye, Jr. awarded damages to Gerber for past infringement in the amount of $5,655,000 (including interest). The case was pending before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
 In addition to damages, a permanent injunction was awarded with respect to Gerber's United States Patent No. 3,955,458. The court's opinion confirms that Lectra's redesigned cutter heads do not infringe the patent which is the subject of the permanent injunction.
 Based upon the earlier recommendation of a Special Master appointed in the case, the court found that Lectra had infringed three Gerber patents relating to Gerber's automated fabric cutting equipment called GERBERcutters. A fourth patent was found by the court to be valid but not infringed by Lectra. Gerber officials noted that the judgment may be appealed by ether party to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington.
 Fredric K. Rosen, president and CEO of Gerber Garment Technology, Inc., stated, "Gerber is committed to continuing innovation which is reflected in our ongoing substantial expenses for research and development. This legal judgment is just one vindication of Gerber's rights to its extensive patented technology. We believe we will be equally successful in other cases pending in several other countries in the world."
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