Clarification of Goss Lawsuits Story

By: Jim Rosenberg

Last Thursday’s story about lawsuits brought by Goss International failed to state that shortly after last summer’s mediation failed to resolve the patent-infringement dispute between Goss and MAN Roland, the federal district court in New Hampshire granted Goss’ motion for summary judgment.

The suit concerned presses using tubular or sleeve blankets. The trial set to begin Oct. 1 will determine damages.

Developed by Heidelberg before the U.S. unit of the German press maker was acquired by Goss, the first gapless Sunday press shipped in 1993; the 300th shipped this summer. Goss
said it will ship the 2,000th gapless Sunday printing unit before the year is out.

The same story also noted that in June Goss filed copyright-infringement suits against two parts suppliers, alleging that they used duplicate drawings without Goss’ permission. Away from his office when telephoned for comment, A-American Machine & Assembly Co. owner Mark Keller responded Friday by calling the suit “totally without merit” and “unbelievable.”

Declining further comment, Keller e-mailed a message sent to A-American customers stating in part that attorneys advised the company to answer no questions about the litigation, that it is “vigorously defending itself in the suit,” and “will continue to provide quality parts and service.”

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