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GERBER GARMENT TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES JUDGMENT IN PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASE

 SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit late yesterday announced that it had affirmed the December, 1992 judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in a patent infringement case between Gerber Garment Technology, Inc. and Lectra Systems, Inc. and its parent company Lectra Systemes, S.A. of France. The earlier judgment, which was affirmed by the Court of Appeals, awards Gerber damages in the amount of $5,655,000 (plus interest from the date of judgment) for Lectra's past patent infringement in the United States of a Gerber patent relating to automated fabric cutters.
 Gerber Garment Technology, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB) of South Windsor, Conn.
 H. Joseph Gerber, President and Chairman of the Board for Gerber Scientific, Inc. said, "We have worked hard and long to develop the GERBERcutter with its extensive patented technology. I am personally pleased that the courts have recognized the Company's rights to that technology."
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 /CONTACT: Robert D. Lipira of Gerber Scientific, 203-644-1551/
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CO: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc.; Gerber Scientific, Inc. ST: Connecticut, Georgia IN: SU:

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