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March 2, 2013
Contact: Pegeen DosSantos
Phone: +1 781-533-5336

Patent Litigation Settlement and License between EMD Millipore and W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

May 2, 2013, Billerica, MA — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announced today the settlement of patent infringement disputes between EMD Millipore and Gore in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Gore has agreed to take a limited royalty-bearing license under U.S. Patent Nos. 7,293,744 and 7,927,316 and U.S. Reissue No. RE41,169, and their counterparts internationally in connection with its STA-PURE Fluid Sampling Systems and assemblies, Crimp and Cut tools, and STA-PURE Single Use Valve Systems and assemblies.

"Our customers rely on us to be technology leaders for innovation in biopharmaceutical production and, as such, EMD Millipore will continue to vigorously defend its intellectual property,” said Andrew Bulpin, Executive Vice President for EMD Millipore Process Solutions.

About EMD Millipore
EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, EMD Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion.