3D printer company EnvisionTEC, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Formlabs, manufacturer of the Form 1 and Form 2 SLA desktop 3D printers, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Formlabs had faced a similar lawsuit from 3D Systems, which was settled in 2014. In the current lawsuit, EnvisionTEC seeks injunctive relief prohibiting Formlabs from continued infringement as well as remedies in the form of monetary damages for past and current infringement.
EnvisionTEC released a statement of CEO Al Siblani on the company’s decision to pursue this action:
“EnvisionTEC has been inventing, developing, manufacturing and selling 3D printers, materials and other related technologies and services for nearly 15 years. Today, we hold numerous patents around the world covering a variety of our 3D printing products, methods and more. This intellectual property was researched and developed over many years by our innovative team of professionals and is invaluable to our business serving a variety of medical, professional and industrial markets around the world. We are committed to aggressively protecting our intellectual property in accordance with the laws of the countries in which we operate.”
Formlabs hasn’t released a statement on the lawsuit yet. The company has recently raised $ 35 million in a series B funding from the Foundry Group and Autodesk.