General Patent Corporation Acts as Licensing Agent
Suffern, NY - March 10, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), that it has settled its patent infringement lawsuits against Cingular Wireless and AT&T Mobility.
The lawsuit against Cingular Wireless was filed in April 2006 in the Eastern District of Texas (2:06 CV 156) for the infringement of DTL's U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 ('799 Patent) by GSM cellular telephone systems and services. A second lawsuit was filed against AT&T Mobility (formerly known as Cingular Wireless) in November of 2007 in the District of New Jersey for the infringement of the '799 Patent by UMTS cellular services. Both lawsuits have been settled, and AT&T Mobility has licensed the '799 Patent.
"The settlement with AT&T Mobility and Cingular follows licensing deals with Nokia, Ericson and Samsung," said Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman & CEO. He continued, "This latest agreement is with the largest cell phone service provider in the US."
DTL owns U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled "Digital Output Transducer." DTL believes that the technology covered by this patent is used in Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) codec and other cellular communication standards including GSM and UMTS. The patented technology is also used to assure backward compatibility of cell phone handsets and base stations.
GPC represents DTL in the licensing and enforcement of the Patent. DTL has also brought patent infringement suits against Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint and other companies.
"We are pleased to have been able to reach an amicable settlement with Cingular," said Paul Lerner, GPC's General Counsel. "Now we can focus on licensing the rest of the industry."
Digital Technology Licensing has been represented by the law firm of Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP (LDLKM), a well-known patent litigation boutique. LDLKM also represents DTL in related lawsuits against Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint/Nextel and Motorola.
"After litigating this case for almost two years we were all ready to go to trial," said Stephen Roth of LDLKM, a lead counsel in both cases. "We settled this case a week before the jury selection."
About Digital Technology Licensing LLC
Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), of Suffern, N.Y., is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled "Digital Output Transducer." DTL is a portfolio company of an idea incubator affiliated with IP Holdings LLC, and is managed by GPC. A non-exclusive license under the patent is available on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, please contact Paul Lerner at (845) 368-4000 x104.