GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., May 23 LAWFUEL – Press Release Service– Veritec, Inc.
(OTC: VRTC), the patent holder and leading designer and provider of
integrated uses and software for high data density Multi-Dimensional
barcode technology to the manufacturing and security industries, is pleased to announce today that Veritec’s wholly owned subsidiary, VCode Holdings, Inc., has joined as a Plaintiff with VData, LLC., the subsidiary of Acacia
Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG), in patent infringement litigation
The Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL); PNY Technologies, Inc.; Merchants’
Credit Guide Co.; American Heritage Life Insurance Co.; and, Aetna, Inc.
(NYSE: AET), (Collectively “Defendants”).
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota as Civil File No.06-1701 JNE/SRN. The complaint alleges amongst other things, that: “Defendants manufacture, make, have made, use, sell, and/or offer for sale articles and/or services that infringe claims in the ‘524 patent and the ‘078 patent [ … ]. Specifically, Defendants are applying and using symbols taught by the claims in the ‘524 patent and the ‘078 patent on their respective articles.”
Veritec’s CEO, Ms. Van Tran, stated: “This most recent case is a part
of our continuing endeavor to insure our patented technology is protected.
Use of our symbology by those not holding a license cannot be tolerated.”
Ms. Tran went on to say: “Veritec, through its subsidiary VCode Holdings,
routinely issues licenses with the sale of our proprietary software
products. We are hopeful that those who are utilizing our symbology without proper licensing will step forward without the need for litigation. After all, the support we can provide to users is unparalleled in the industry,
not just in data storage and retrieval, but in the areas of automated
manufacturing control, imaging and biometric encoding and decoding as
About Veritec, Inc.
Veritec, Inc. manufactures and sells data matrix software and systems
under the VeriCode(R) and VSCode(R) Symbols and Trademarks. The company is engaged in developing, marketing, and selling encoding (writing) and
decoding (reading) software and system products that utilize its patented
technology. Veritec’s codes allow end-users to produce and interpret secure coded data for identification, verification and tracking purposes. The technology is applicable in nearly all environments that require security, tracking and identification of people, livestock, documents and products.
Veritec developed its 2D matrix symbology during the late 80’s, it was
later endorsed by NASA as the code of choice for its vendors. The 2-D code symbol is a small checkerboard-like matrix having the highest data capacity and density capabilities.
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