Markforged Announces Jury Verdict in Patent Case

Markforged Holding Corporation (NYSE: MKFG) (the “Company”), the company strengthening manufacturing resiliency by enabling industrial production at the point of need, today announced that on April 11, 2024, the jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware reached a verdict in the Company’s ongoing patent lawsuit with Continuous Composites Inc. (“Continuous Composites”).

The jury returned a verdict against Markforged, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, in the amount of $17.34 million. As previously disclosed, in July 2021, Continuous Composites, a company based out of Idaho, filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against the Company. The jury found one of the two patent claims Continuous Composites asserted at trial against the Company to be invalid and not infringed. However, the jury found that the Company had infringed the other patent claim and awarded monetary damages. While the Company cannot predict what additional action Continuous Composites may take, it is possible that they may seek additional relief through post-trial motions for royalty payments on future revenue, which could materially impact the Company’s business and operations.

The Company strongly disagrees with this verdict and intends to seek to overturn the verdict in post-trial motions with the District Court. The Company is exploring all available options, including seeking to overturn the verdict and any resulting judgment through the appeals process.

While the Company is currently assessing the verdict’s impact on its business, given its strong balance sheet, effective cost controls and new, innovative product line, the Company remains focused and excited about the future of the Company and its ability to continue to drive the adoption of additive manufacturing on the factory floor.

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About Markforged

Markforged (NYSE:MKFG) is enabling more resilient and flexible supply chains by bringing industrial 3D printing right to the factory floor. Our additive manufacturing platform The Digital Forge allows manufacturers to create strong, accurate parts in both metal and advanced composites. With over 10,000 customers in 70+ countries, we’re bringing on-demand industrial production to the point of need. We are headquartered in Waltham, Mass where we design the hardware, software and advanced materials that makes The Digital Forge reliable and easy to use. To learn more, visit www.markforged.com.