June 30, 2008 - Typhoon Touch Technologies and its licensee Nova Mobility Systems have filed an amended complaint in their lawsuit against Dell and Xplore Technologies. The new complaint adds 12 more defendants to the lawsuit - including Apple - and claims that nearly every company making a touchscreen phone or tablet PC infringes on its two patents, 5,379,057 and 5,675,362, both titled "Portable computer with touch screen and computing system employing same."
SUFFERN, NY, December 27, 2005 - General Patent Corporation International (GPCI) announced an important victory in its patent enforcement campaign on behalf of Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT). The reexamination of two of ACT's patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) resulted in an affirmation of validity of these two patents with approximately two hundred new claims being issued.
The reexamination proceedings at the Patent Office were initiated in response to a patent infringement law suit brought by the prior owner of ACT's patents, a pioneer in card technology, SSI Technologies. Reexamination was requested for ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 ("Information Card Package") and 5,921,584 ("Card Display Package"). The patents generally relate to packages for cards that have a magnetic stripe, such as gift, phone, and other types of cards. During the reexaminations, the new claims were found to be patentable over numerous patents and publications which were brought to the attention of the Patent Office.
"We were confident from the outset of these proceedings that the inventions embodied in these patents would be found to be patentable," said Neil Cohen, GPCI's Assistant General Counsel. "The question of the validity of these patents has now been put to rest."
SUFFERN, NY, June 28, 2006 - General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), a leading patent licensing and enforcement company headquartered in Suffern, NY, its client Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT), SSI Technologies (SSI) and Travel Tags, Inc. today announced that they have settled their longstanding patent infringement lawsuit.
The case, originally filed in July 2002 in the Western District of Oklahoma (#CV-02-981), involved the alleged infringement of ACT’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 (Patents) by breakaway card products bearing magnetic stripes, such as phone cards and gift cards. As part of the settlement, Travel Tags obtained a release of all claims in favor of its customers who purchased through Travel Tags, and also took a license under the Patents at ACT’s standard royalty rate.
Ryan Schreier, VP of Sales at Travel Tags, stated, "I am very pleased to announce the situation has been amicably resolved. This will certainly benefit Travel Tags' current and future clients."
SUFFERN, NY, March 7, 2007 - Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT) has recently licensed its patents related to phone and gift cards to Jet Lithocolor, a commercial printer headquartered in Downers Grove, IL. General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented ACT in this transaction.
Other companies that have recently licensed the ACT patents include CPI Card Group of Littleton, CO and Las Vegas, NV; The Electric Colourfast Printing Co. of Ontario, Canada; Diamond Graphics of St. Louis Park, MN; Teraco, Inc. of Midland, TX; Trivista Plastics of Naperville, IL; Performance Printing of Dallas, TX; and Proteus Printing of Hiawatha, IA.
"We were pleased to extend licenses to Jet Litho and the other licensees," said Kathlene Ingham, GPCI's Director of Licensing, "and we look forward to licensing the remaining companies in the industry."
ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 generally relate to gift, loyalty and phone cards with magnetic stripes that are connected to and detachable from a carrier. GPCI has successfully represented ACT in 16 licensing transactions and 2 lawsuits related to these patents.
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Advanced Card Technologies Settles Patent Lawsuit with UV Color and Licenses its Patents to Several Other Companies
General Patent Represented Advanced Card Technologies in These Transactions
SUFFERN, NY, November 28, 2007 - Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT) announced today that it has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against UV Color, a plastic card manufacturer located in Minneapolis, MN, and licensed its patents to several other companies in the plastic card industry. General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented ACT in the licensing transactions.
The lawsuit, originally filed in September 2006 in the Western District of Oklahoma (5:06 CV 957), alleged infringement of ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 (Patents) by breakaway plastic card products bearing magnetic stripes, such as phone cards and gift cards. As part of the settlement, UV Color and its sister companies, Plastag Corporation and Lucas Color Card, took a license under the Patents.
SUFFERN, N.Y., March 25, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, announced today that it has recently licensed the patents of its client, Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT), to Bristol ID Technologies of Lima, NY and Plastek Cards, Inc. of Fort Wayne, IN. GPC represented ACT in these transactions.
"We have now licensed 25 companies for ACT," said Kathlene Ingham, GPC's Director of Licensing, "and we are gratified with our successes to date."