News | December 15, 2008

Arlon Responds To Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed By Rogers Corporation

Bear, DE – Arlon, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of WHX Corporation, is in receipt of the Complaint that Rogers Corporation filed against Arlon in the United States District Court in Hartford, CT. The Complaint alleges that Rogers is the exclusive licensee under U.S. Patent No. 5,552,210 and that Arlon's TC600 circuit board material infringes that patent.

Arlon believes that the lawsuit is without merit, and intends to vigorously defend itself against Rogers' allegations.

"We believe that this lawsuit is unfounded," stated Robert Carini, President of Arlon's Electronic Materials operations. "It is regrettable that Rogers chose to file the lawsuit before contacting us. At this point, we are in the process of retaining outside counsel and evaluating all of our legal options."

About the Company
WHX is a diversified industrial products manufacturing company focused on niche industrial products with strong regional and global customer demand. WHX delivers value to its customers and stakeholders through the WHX Business System. WHX's companies manufacture and sell precious metal brazing products; engineered materials for the roofing, construction, natural gas, electric, and water industries; specialty tubing products and precision electroplated materials and stamped parts. WHX also manufactures and distributes high performance materials for the printed circuit board industry and silicone rubber-based insulation materials for industrial, military/aerospace and commercial markets; adhesive coated vinyl films and custom-engineered laminates, foils, foams and papers for industrial, consumer and commercial markets; and meat room cutting products and services to retail food stores and meat, poultry and fish processing plants.

SOURCE: Arlon Materials for Electronics