CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), today announced that its wholly owned

subsidiary, Rogers Germany GmbH, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit

in Dusseldorf, Germany against KCC Corporation of Seoul, Korea. In the

complaint, Rogers alleges that KCC infringes a Rogers patent by offering

in Germany direct bonded copper (DBC) substrate master cards which

contain specific features that are patented in Germany. The complaint is

based on the German part of European Patent No. 1 061 783 in the form

maintained by the European Patent Office subsequent to a validity

challenge by means of opposition proceedings. An appeal against the

first instance decision on validity has been filed by all parties of the

opposition proceedings which is currently pending before the Boards of

Appeal of the European Patent Office.

“Rogers is a technology leader in providing materials-based solutions in

many different application areas, and we will enforce our patent rights

to protect our substantial investment in innovation,” said Robert C.

Daigle, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Rogers


DBC substrates are electrically insulating and thermally conductive

industrial ceramics to which copper foil has been directly bonded. The

result is a metallized ceramic substrate with high thermal conductivity,

superior heat spreading capability and low thermal expansion properties,

all of which are essential for high performance power electronics


About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials

to power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of

materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions

that enable clean energy, internet connectivity, safety and protection

applications as well as other technologies where reliability is

critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for

energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative

energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management

and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors,

industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity

Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar

systems. Headquartered in Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing

facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and

South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more

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