Acticon Technologies Retains the Intellectual Property Law Firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. to Enforce Acticon's Rights

Rights Cover Computer Communications and Interconnectivity Hardware Components and Devices

MONSEY, NY, February 25, 1997 - Acticon Technologies ("Acticon"), a division of General Patent Corporation (GPC), has retained the intellectual property law firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. to enforce Acticon's rights under patents owned by Acticon. GPC is an international technology transfer company headquartered in Monsey, NY.

GPC has recently consolidated its exclusive rights to a number of proprietary hardware technologies related to telecommunications and computer interconnectivity. These technologies are protected by three patents invented by Steven Farago, including "Connector Interface", U.S. Patent # 4,603,320; "Multiple Connector Interface", U.S. Patent #4,686,506; and the "Programmable Connector Interface", U.S. Patent #4,972,470; and two patents by Randy Brandt, including the "Integrated Connector and Modem", U.S. Patent #4,543,450, and "Telephone Network Coupler", U.S. Patent #4,727,535. Devices covered by these patents include, among others, PCMCIA modems, combo PC cards and smart connectors.

These technologies are vital to Internet access and mobile computing, and the patents are believed to be infringed by many companies. "These basic patents are widely infringed by the PCMCIA modem manufacturers, among other PC Card and Smart Connector companies," said Dr. Alexander Poltorak, chairman and CEO of GPC.

Fish & Richardson, PC is a premier national intellectual property law firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Formed in 1878, F&R is one of the oldest and largest intellectual property law firms in the US. The firm has over 140 attorneys practicing in seven offices across the country.

"Fish & Richardson is aggressively considering all alternatives for enforcing the rights of Acticon Technologies," said Scott Harris, a partner in Fish & Richardson.