Date of Report: July 7, 2006
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
600 North Centennial Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Gentex Corporation (the Company) filed suit on June 29, 2006, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against defendants K.W. Muth Company, Inc. and Muth Mirror Systems, LLC (collectively Muth), seeking relief for: breach of contract (by working with third parties to design, manufacture, and/or sell electrochromic signal mirror applictions in violation of an exclusivity provision); tortious interference with a business relationship (by intentionally and improperly interfering with the Company's negotiations with certain customers); and patent infringement of the Companys U.S. Patent No. 6,111,683; as well as declaratory relief for non-infringement and invalidity of Muths U.S. Patent No. 6,005,724.
It is too preliminary to make any assessment of how this litigation might proceed. However, the Company does not at the current time believe that the outcome of this litigation will have any material impact on its ongoing business operations. The suit does not involve the Companys core technology.
The above statements are being furnished pursuant to Item 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: July 7, 2006||GENTEX CORPORATION
By /s/ Enoch Jen
Its Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer