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* Ason Neumag Corporation, Ft. Launderdale, FL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neumag GmbH & Co, Neumunster, Germany, has filed a patent infringement suit against Nordson Fiber Systems, Dawsonville, GA, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The suit involved several patents related to Ason Neumag's turnkey spunbond line technology.

In response to the suit, Nordson's Fiber Systems Group has asked a federal court to declare that its spunbond equipment and processes do not violate patents held by Ason Neumag. "All Nordson spunbond equipment is different from any technology patented by Ason Neumag," said martin Allen, president of Nordson's Fiber Systems Group. "We expect this matter to be resolved quickly as we intend to vigorously protect our right to sell Nordson spunbond equipment in the marketplace."

Nordson filed the request as a countersuit in the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where Ason Neumag had filed a lawsuit alleging that Nordson equipment and processes infringe three Ason Neumag-owned U.S. patents dating back to 1994. Nordson asked the court to declare that all of the Nordson spunbond equipment and processes are non-infringing, that none of the Ason Neumag patents should have been allowed because they are based upon old technology dating back to the 1970s and the each is unenforceable due to Ason Neumag's inequitable conduct in obtaining one of the patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Title Annotation:Ason Neumag Corp. files patent infringement suit against Nordson Fiber Systems related to turnkey spunbonded line technology
Comment:Patent suit in spunbond arena. (Top of the News).(Ason Neumag Corp. files patent infringement suit against Nordson Fiber Systems related to turnkey spunbonded line technology)
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Date:Mar 1, 2003
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