FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 2 /CNW/ -- Ropak Corporation announced
March 30, 2007 that it has reached a settlement of the patent infringement
lawsuit filed in August, 2004 against Plastican Inc. In the lawsuit, Ropak
alleged that Plastican infringed several claims of United States Patent No.
4,735,337 for the patented cover, EZ Cover(R), and sought more than $6 million
in damages. The parties have now reached an agreement to settle the lawsuit
for monetary payments in amounts which shall remain confidential.
"We are pleased that the dispute with Plastican is now resolved," said
Greg Toft, Ropak's President. "Ropak holds numerous patents in the area of
plastic containers and lids and continues to develop new packaging designs
that function as both a shipping container and a reusable container. We will
continue to enforce our intellectual property rights and to lead the industry
in proprietary plastic containers and lids."
About Ropak Corporation
Ropak is the largest producer of rigid, plastic shipping containers in
North America. The company services a wide variety of industries including
consumer products, food processing, construction, dairy, petroleum, fishing
and UN regulated products. The combination of Ropak's innovative products
along with exceptional customer service makes them a leader in the industry.
Ropak is a member of the LINPAC Group of Companies -- a $1.3-billion
international packaging company.
For further information:
For further information: Tomie Barton of Ropak Corporation,
+1-714-845-5716 Web Site: http://www.ropakcorp.com