TEMPE, AZ - February 22, 2010 - On December 11, 2009, Federal District Court Judge Roslyn O. Silver of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona granted Integrated Technology Corporation partial summary judgment in its patent case against Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (RTEC) (Case No. CV-06-02182-PHX-ROS). In her decision, Judge Silver held that Rudolph's PRVX probe card inspection systems sold before 2007 infringe Integrated Technology's United States Patent No. 6,118,894. Judge Silver also denied Rudolph's motion for summary judgment that its post-2007 PRVX systems and its ProbeWorx systems do not infringe Integrated Technology's patent.
In addition to the infringement determinations, Judge Silver granted Integrated Technology's motion for summary judgment that materials from Tokyo Cathode Laboratories were not prior art and denied Rudolph's motion for summary judgment that its infringement was not willful. In ruling in favor of Integrated Technology, the Court wrote that Rudolph "presented no serious defense" that its pre-2007 PRVX machines infringed on the Integrated Technology patent claims at issue.
The patent at issue, developed by Integrated Technology, covers revolutionary inventions for use in probe card metrology. The patented technology has been commercialized as the "Probilt®" line of products offered by Integrated Technology.
Integrated Technology Corporation is represented by Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP of Cleveland, Ohio.