Florida Based Manufacturer, FARO Technologies, Sues for Infringement of Patent on New Laser Scanner Product
A lawsuit filed in Orlando, Florida, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleges that patent rights to a new laser scanner product are being infringed.
The patent holder, FARO Technologies, Inc. is based in Lake Mary, Florida, just outside Orlando, and seeks injunctive relief and damages from a Romer Cimcore subsidiary of Hexagon, according to an article in PR Newswire.
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued Patent No. 6,965,843, on November 15, 2005, to the following Florida inventors:
1) Simon Raab of Maitland, Florida;
2) Seyed Ali Sajedi of Winter Park, Florida; and
3) Andrew C. Helm of Oviedo, Florida.
The invention relates to a portable coordinate measurement machine with an integrated line laser scanner. The company’s chairman contends, according to PR Newswire, that FARO was the first company to develop and market a wholly integrated laser scanner arm product.