Wilson Tool International and Mate Precision Tooling Settle Patent Infringement LawsuitJuly 9, 2018
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINN., June 29, 2018 – Wilson Tool International and Mate Precision Tooling today announced that they recently settled their dispute regarding Mate’s alleged infringement of Wilson Tool’s U.S. Patent Nos. 9,687,994 and 9,776,337 for two-piece, insert-style punch assemblies. As part of their agreement, Wilson Tool has agreed to license certain of its two-piece, insert-style punch assembly patents to Mate. This license allows Mate to continue to sell its QCT™ – Quick Change Tooling System line of products worldwide. Mate also agreed to exclusively sell Wilson Tool’s press brake crowning and clamping products worldwide.
About Wilson Tool International
Since 1966, Wilson Tool International® has been a leading provider of tooling solutions that enhance the performance of sheet metal fabricating machinery worldwide. Wilson Tool is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries. Products are manufactured at the company’s world headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn., USA, as well as manufacturing facilities in England, China, Brazil, Italy, and Canada. Wilson Tool’s network of sales engineers and international distributors operate in virtually every industrialized nation around the globe.
Founded in 1962, Mate has become a world-class manufacturer of superior sheet metal fabrication products and solutions. Mate manufactures tooling for every major CNC punch press. In North America, Mate also offers a complete line of press brake tooling, CO2 and fiber laser consumables. Mate products and services are available worldwide, fully supported by more than 80 dealers in every industrialized country.