Desktop Metal, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, and Markforged, of Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, have announced an agreement that resolves all outstanding litigation between the two companies.
Desktop Metal’s lawsuit was based on US Patent Nos. 9,815,118 and 9,833,839, which were granted to Desktop Metal in 2017 and covered the company’s interface layer technology for both its Studio System™ and Production System™. It had alleged that the manner in which the Markforged Metal X Additive Manufacturing system forms ceramic release layers for the separation of parts from the build plate infringed on these patents.
Both Desktop Metal and Markforged now acknowledge that neither company, nor the individuals named in the litigation, misappropriated any trade secret or confidential information belonging to the other. Further terms and conditions of the settlement will remain confidential.