Re: 3D Systems is on sale ????????

Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 22:34:21 EEST

If you look at the 3D Systems Press releases for last week, you will find that Sony has been selected to get a license for the SLA and SLS patents of 3D Systems in accordance with the Final Judgment issued by the DOJ on April 17, 2002.

Al Hastbacka

July 24, 2002

form 8-K
(1) On July 9, 2002, the United States Department of Justice approved Sony Corporation as the licensee for certain of our technology, as provided for by the Final Judgement issued on April 17, 2002, by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, relating to our acquisition of DTM Corporation. Under the terms of the license agreement, we have granted a license to Sony to certain of our North American patents and software copyrights for use only in the field of stereolithography within North America (consisting of the United States, Canada and Mexico) together with a list of our North American stereolithography customers, in exchange for a license fee of $US 900,000 payable by August 8, 2002. This license applies only to those North American patents which we or DTM owned or licensed as of April 17, 2002, as well as any applied-for patents as of April 17, 2002, that cover technology marketed prior to April 17, 2002 for use in the field of stereolithography. The license does not apply to techn
ology which we may develop in the future. The license is perpetual, assignable, transferable and non-exclusive, but there is no right to sublicense except as necessary to establish distribution and to outsource manufacturing.

(2) Reference is made to the press release of Registrant, issued on July 17, 2002, which contains information meeting the requirements of this Item 5, and which is incorporated herein by this reference. A copy of the press release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.


For more information about the rp-ml, see

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Tue Jan 21 2003 - 20:14:05 EET