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Gilbarco and Tronitec Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit


GREENSBORO, N.C. – January 25, 2013 – Gilbarco Inc. and Tronitec, Inc. today announce the settlement of litigation that has been pending between them in U.S. District Court in Greensboro.  The lawsuit, filed by Gilbarco on May 6, 2011, alleged that Tronitec had infringed Gilbarco’s copyright in certain software programs used in fuel dispensers manufactured and sold by Gilbarco.  The lawsuit also alleged that Tronitec had violated the integrity of Gilbarco’s “copyright management information,” in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright  Act (DMCA).  Tronitec denies Gilbarco’s allegations of wrongdoing, and the parties have agreed to settle the litigation on mutually agreeable terms.  As a result of the settlement, the Court, with the consent of the parties, has entered a permanent injunction that prohibits future acts of specified copyright violations.

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. We offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office.  For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability.  In fact, we help manage the business and maximize the bottom lines for 19 of the top 20 convenience store operators in the U.S.   Gilbarco Veeder-Root.  Technology with a human touch.