East Hills, NY (December 16, 2005) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) filed a patent infringement action today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Entegris Inc., doing business as Mykrolis Corporation. The suit alleges that Mykrolis is manufacturing and selling filter products, including certain of its Quickchange® and Waferguard® products, that infringe on two of Pall's patents. The suit seeks damages and an injunction precluding Mykrolis from selling the infringing products.
Pall is the leading provider of integrated filtration solutions to the microelectronics industry. These include a family of filter cartridges that incorporate its patented "prewet" technology, primarily for use in semiconductor wet chemical applications. This product family of prewet products, including Ultikleen® and Ultikleen Excellar® filters, enables customers to start up their processes quickly and eliminates the need for complicated prewetting steps. Pall's Gaskleen® IV filter assemblies for semiconductor manufacturing gas filtration applications are manufactured with Pall's patented technology. They do not require elastomeric seals and enable more rapid system clean-up and low out-gassing during use.
Pall's proprietary materials and technologies along with the ability to engineer them into useful forms are the cornerstone of the company's technical and marketing leadership. Pall Corporation vigorously protects its intellectual property rights.
About Pall Corporation Pall is the global leader in the rapidly growing field of filtration, separations and purification. Pall's business is organized around two broad markets: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Company provides leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, transfusion medicine, semiconductors, water purification, aerospace and broad industrial markets. Total revenues for fiscal 2005 were $1.9 billion. The Company headquarters are in East Hills, New York with extensive operations throughout the world. Visit Pall at www.pall.com.
This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current Company expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; regulatory approval and market acceptance of new technologies; changes in product mix and product pricing and in interest rates and cost of raw materials; the Company's success in enforcing its patents and protecting its proprietary products and manufacturing techniques and its ability to achieve the savings anticipated from its cost reduction initiatives; global and regional economic conditions and legislative, regulatory and political developments; and domestic and international competition in the Company's global markets. Additional information regarding these and other factors is available on the Web at www.pall.com and is included in the Company's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of such reports can be obtained, without charge, at www.sec.gov.
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