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19.02.2013 – 09:15

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EANS-News: LPKF settles dispute about patent infringement in Korea

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Patents, Copyright & Trademarks/LDS technology

Garbsen (euro adhoc) - Garbsen, 19 February 2013 - LPKF and its Korean customer
PARTRON CO. LTD have agreed to settle a dispute about the infringement of LPKF's
LDS patent. 

PARTRON commits itself to instantly stop the production of LDS parts on non-LPKF
laser machines. PARTRON further agrees to purchase 20 new Fusion3D laser
machines from LPKF and to solely use LPKF equipment for its LDS production in
future. In exchange, LPKF will suspend their legal action against PARTRON. 

This mutual agreement between LPKF and PARTRON allows both companies to further
extend their business relationship. It also guarantees, that the end-customers
will benefit from the high quality of the original LDS-process.  

About LPKF
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG is holder of the patent for Laser Direct Structuring
(LDS) which allows its customers to produce circuit layouts on complex
three-dimensional carrier structures. LPKF manufactures machines and laser
systems used in electronics fabrication, medical technology, the automotive
sector, and the production of solar cells. Around 20 percent of the workforce is
engaged in research and development.

Further inquiry note:
Katja Fischer
Investor Relations
Tel.: 05131 7095 1387

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