December 3, 2007 — /PRNewswire/ — MENLO PARK, CA — Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Ultra Clean Technology Systems and Service, Inc. (UCT), a leading developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment industry, announced today that an injunction has been entered by the court with respect to patent infringement claims brought against UCT by Celerity, Inc., requiring it to cease the manufacturing and sale of its Predator(TM) product. In addition, the court entered a judgment awarding Celerity reasonable royalty damages and pre-judgment interest ($13,900.00 and $523.91 respectively through June 2007), as well as Celerity’s costs in the litigation, which the company does not expect to be material. The judgment is not expected to have a material adverse effect on UCT’s operating results or financial condition.
This judgment follows the jury’s verdict in June 2007 finding that UCT infringed one of the two patents at issue in the trial, but did not infringe the other. Prior to the trial, UCT had been granted summary judgment of non-infringement of four of Celerity’s patents, and Celerity had voluntarily dismissed other asserted claims. In addition, the U.S. Patent Office has already granted UCT’s request to reexamine the patent at issue based on substantial new questions of patentability raised by prior art not considered by the Patent Office during the initial examination of the patent.
About Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment industry, focusing on gas delivery systems. Ultra Clean offers its customers a complete outsourced solution for gas delivery systems, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing, and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean’s customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers of semiconductor capital equipment. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.
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