SUFFERN, NY, March 20, 2007 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, has achieved another victory in its campaign to enforce a portfolio of "smart connector" patents owned by its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon). GPC announced today that Acticon has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Mace Group, Inc. d/b/a Macally Peripherals of Irwindale, CA (Macally).
Acticon brought suit against Macally and several other defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. 5:06CV-4679). Macally ultimately agreed to settle the lawsuit.
"We are happy to have settled with Macally," said Paul Lerner, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for GPC, "and we can now focus our attention on the remaining defendants in the lawsuit."
Acticon's "smart connector" patents cover specific aspects of PC cards and other "smart connector" devices used in mobile computer communications, networking, and instrumentation control. GPC has successfully represented Acticon in 25 lawsuits and one hundred forty-two licensing transactions related to these patents.
About Acticon Technologies
Acticon Technologies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Patent Corporation, is a computer connectivity and communications technology company based in Suffern, NY. Acticon's award-winning smart connector technology is based on U.S. Patent Nos. 4,543,450 ("Integrated Connector and Modem") (now expired), 4,603,320 ("Connector Interface") (now expired), 4,686,506 ("Multiple Connector Interface") (now expired), and 4,972,470 ("Programmable Connector").
Acticon Technologies offers non-exclusive licenses under the '470 patent. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000, x107. For more information on Acticon visit www.acticontech.com.