|[February 07, 2011]
General Patent Subsidiary, Leighton Technologies, Settles Patent Suit with CPI Card Group-Colorado
SUFFERN, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent
licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on
behalf of its subsidiary, Leighton
Technologies LLC (Leighton), that it settled a patent
lawsuit with CPI Card Group-Colorado, Inc. (CPI) of
Littleton, Colo., which has licensed the Leighton portfolio of
"Contactless Card" patents.
General Patent Corporation had contacted CPI claiming infringement
of the Leighton patent portfolio. CPI filed an action for
declaratory judgment (10-CV-02583) in U.S. District Court for the
District of Colorado. General Patent filed a counter-claim
infringement. CPI agreed to settle the patent
litigation and take a license under the Leighton
"General Patent is not going to be intimidated by a declaratory
judgment suit and we are going to mount a vigorous defense and
counterattack," said Paul J. Lerner, Senior Vice President and General
Counsel at General Patent Corporation. "We are pleased that CPI, after
reviewing our counter claim for patent infringement, decided to settle
the itigation and license the Leighton patents."
CPI Card Group-Colorado, Inc. is the fifth licensee of Leighton's
portfolio of "Contactless Card" patents. The portfolio was
previously licensed by Gemalto (News - Alert), Inc., HID Global Corporation, Oberthur
Technologies Group and Allsafe Technologies, Inc.
About Leighton Technologies LLC
Technologies LLC is the owner of six "Contactless Card" U.S.
1. 5,817,207: "Radio frequency identification card and hot
lamination process for the manufacture of radio frequency identification
2. 6,036,099: "Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a
combination contact/contactless smart card and product resulting
3. 6,214,155: "Radio frequency identification card and hot lamination
process for the manufacture of radio frequency identification cards"
4. 6,441,736: "Ultra-thin flexible durable radio frequency
identification devices and hot or cold lamination process for the
manufacture of ultra-thin flexible durable radio frequency
5. 6,557,766: "Hot lamination method for a hybrid radio frequency
optical memory card converting sheets into a web process"
6. 6,514,367: "Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a
combination contact/contactless smart card"
Leighton Technologies is a portfolio company of IP
Holdings LLC, and is managed by General Patent Corporation. A
non-exclusive license under these patents is available on reasonable and
non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, please contact Kathlene
Ingham at (845) 368-4000 x107. For more information, please visit www.leighton-tech.com.
About IP Holdings LLC
Holdings LLC, a member of the GPC Group of Companies,
is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP Holdings provides
IP-related financial services and IP
brokerage, and operates an IP
incubator. IP Holdings is a member of Leighton
Technologies. For more information, visit www.ip-holdings.com.
About General Patent Corporation
Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading
intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and
enforcement. GPC represents inventors and patent owners by providing patent
assertion and licensing on a contingency basis. General
Patent Corporation is the managing member of Leighton Technologies LLC.
GPC is the oldest contingency patent
enforcement firm the U.S. For more information, visit www.generalpatent.com.
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