General Patent Licenses ACT Patents to Bristol ID and Plastek Cards

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."

ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 generally relate to gift, loyalty and phone cards, as well as other card products that fall within the scope of the patents.

GPC has also successfully represented ACT in four lawsuits related to these patents.

About Advanced Card Technologies LLC

Advanced Card Technologies (ACT) of Suffern, NY is the owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 titled "Information Card Package" and 5,921,584 titled "Card Display Package". A non-exclusive license under these patents is available. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000, x107.

About General Patent Corporation International

General Patent Corporation (GPC) is a premier IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, NY. GPC represents clients in assertive licensing and intellectual property enforcement on a contingency basis. GPC is the oldest such organization in the US. For more information on GPC visit

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For further information on ACT, GPC and IP Holdings contact General Patent Corporation, Montebello Park, 75 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901-3740; telephone: (845) 368-4000; e-mail: