SUFFERN, NY, December 27, 2005 — LAWFUEL- The Law News Network – Gener…

SUFFERN, NY, December 27, 2005 — LAWFUEL- The Law News Network – General Patent Corporation International ( GPCI ) announced an important victory in its patent enforcement campaign on behalf of Advanced Card Technologies LLC ( ACT ). The reexamination of two of ACT’s patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO ) resulted in an affirmation of validity of these two patents with approximately two hundred new claims being issued.

The reexamination proceedings at the Patent Office were initiated in response to a patent infringement law suit brought by the prior owner of ACT’s patents, a pioneer in card technology, SSI Technologies. Reexamination was requested for ACT’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 ( “Information Card Package” ) and 5,921,584 ( “Card Display Package” ). The patents generally relate to packages for cards that have a magnetic stripe, such as gift, phone, and other types of cards. During the reexaminations, the new claims were found to be patentable over numerous patents and publications which were brought to the attention of the Patent Office.

“We were confident from the outset of these proceedings that the inventions embodied in these patents would be found to be patentable,” said Neil Cohen, GPCI’s Assistant General Counsel. “The question of the validity of these patents has now been put to rest.”
About Advanced Card Technologies

Advanced Card Technologies LLC, based in Suffern, NY, is an IP Holdings’ portfolio company that licenses patents relating to packages for gift, phone, and other types of cards. Advanced Card Technologies currently licenses U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 ( “Information Card Package” ) and 5,921,584 ( “Card Display Package” ) and other pending patent applications. For licensing terms, contact Neil Cohen at ( 845 ) 368-4000, x105. For more information visit www.advanced-card.com.

About General Patent Corporation International

General Patent Corporation International ( GPCI ) is the oldest contingency IP licensing and enforcement firm in the US. GPCI, headquartered in Suffern, NY, represents clients in IP enforcement matters and licensing transactions on a contingency basis. For more information visit www.patentclaim.com.

General Patent Corporation ( GPC ), an affiliate of GPCI, is a leading intellectual property management firm. GPC provides IP analysis and strategy, IP audit and valuation, IP portfolio mining and management, patent sale and acquisition, and technology transfer services to domestic and foreign businesses, universities, research institutions and individual inventors. For more information visit www.generalpatent.com.

IP Holding LLC, another affiliate of GPCI, is an IP-focused merchant banking organization and an idea incubator. For more information visit www.ip-holdings.com.

For further information on ACT, GPC and GPCI contact General Patent Corporation, Montebello Park, 75 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901-3740; telephone: ( 845 ) 368-4000; e-mail: [email protected]

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