ATRIX INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES COUNTERCLAIM
ATRIX INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES COUNTERCLAIM MINNEAPOLIS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrix International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ATXI) today announced that Interactive Technologies, Inc. of North St. Paul, Minn., has asserted amended counterclaims against Atrix in connection with an action for patent infringement which Atrix commenced against Interactive Technologies in December 1991. Interactive Technologies' amended counterclaims basically assert that Atrix, by commencing an action against Interactive Technologies for patent infringement, has engaged in patent misuse and other acts of unfair competition.
Clifford B. Meacham, Atrix International's president, stated, "We believe the amended counterclaims asserted by Interactive Technologies are without merit. Atrix has a legitimate right to protect its valuable patent rights and will continue to vigorously pursue its claims against Interactive Technologies. Atrix also intends to vigorously defend against Interactive Technologies' recent amended counterclaims." Atrix commenced an action against Interactive Technologies in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in December 1991, alleging that Interactive Technologies had willfully infringed United States Letters Patent Number 4,086,434, which is owned by Atrix. The claims of the patent cover certain types of remote condition reporting systems utilized in such products as home security systems and remote utility meter reading systems. Atrix International is a worldwide supplier to field service technicians in the computer and electronics industries. The company manufactures and markets printed circuit board transport cases, vacuums for copier and laser printer maintenance, static protection products and remote monitoring and telemetry systems. The company is a distributor of electronic hand tools as well as a full line of instrumentation and diagnostic products. Atrix also assembles custom tool kits. Atrix International is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol ATXI. -0- 7/1/92 /CONTACT: Clifford B. Meacham of Atrix, 612-894-6154/ (ATXI) CO: Atrix International, Inc.; Interactive Technologies ST: Minnesota IN: CPR SU:
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