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GENTEX SAYS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DENIAL IS FIRST STEP TO RESOLVE LITIGATION

GENTEX SAYS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DENIAL IS FIRST STEP TO RESOLVE LITIGATION
 ZEELAND, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: GNTX) recently received notification that U.S. District Judge Benjamin F. Gibson has denied Donnelly Corporation's (AMEX: DON) Motion for Summary Judgment in the litigation involving three Gentex patents.
 On Aug. 20, 1991, Donnelly filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in its favor on all three Gentex patents which are the subject of the litigation and it was this motion that the court denied.
 "While we are encouraged by this development, this is one of what we anticipate will be several steps required to bring this matter to a satisfactory resolution," said Kenneth LaGrand, Gentex executive vice president. "However, we are anxious to resolve the litigation in the most expeditious way possible."
 The Gentex patents which are the subject of the litigation are U.S. Patent No. 4,443,057, issued on April 17, 1984, for an "Automatic Rearview Mirror for Automotive Vehicles"; U.S. Patent No. 4,902,108, issued on Feb. 20, 1990, for "Single-Compartment, Self-Erasing, Solution-Phase Electrochromic Devices, Solutions for Use Therein and Uses Thereof"; and U.S. Patent No. 4,917,477, issued on April 17, 1990, for an "Automotive Rearview Mirror System for Automotive Vehicles."
 "Our people invented the technology and we believe we should have the right under those patents to be the exclusive producer and marketer in the United States of the patented automatic rearview mirrors such as our Night Vision Safety(TM) Mirrors.
 "We have confidence in the strength of our patents which will be tested in court in September 1992, and are hopeful that our position will prevail," LaGrand said.
 Gentex Corporation develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optical products: patented automatic-dimming Interior and Exterior Night Vision Safety(TM) (NVS) Mirrors for the worldwide automotive industry, and an extensive line of fire-protection products for commercial applications.
 Gentex was the first company in the world to produce a commercial electrochromic NVS Mirror for the automotive industry, and is the leading supplier of NVS Mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry.
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 /CONTACT: Connie Hamblin of Gentex, 616-772-1800/
 (GNTX DON) CO: Gentex Corporation ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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