Suffern, N.Y., July 28, 2010 - General Patent Corporation (NYSE:GPC) announced today that it obtained a judgment of past damages, attorneys' fees and pre-judgment interest in its lawsuit against C-One Technology Corporation another victory in its patent enforcement campaign on behalf of its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon).
Acticon brought a patent infringement lawsuit
against C-One Technology Corporation (C-One) of Taiwan in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. CV 07-04507). After deciding the case in favor of Acticon, the Court found the case against C-One to be exceptional and ordered C-One to pay attorneys' fees. Acticon was also awarded pre-judgment interest.
Another defendant in this lawsuit, PTI Global, Inc., which is the successor-in-interest to co-defendant Pretec Electronics Corporation, settled in 2009. "After obtaining over 150 licenses and settlements, and bringing 27 lawsuits since 1997, we're winding down the enforcement of these patents, all of which have now expired. We have one more litigation pending, and once that case is completed, we'll call it a job well done," said Paul Lerner, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for GPC.
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, N.Y. Acticon's award-winning smart connector technology was based on U.S. Patent Nos. 4,543,450 ("Integrated Connector and Modem"), 4,603,320 ("Connector Interface"), 4,686,506 ("Multiple Connector Interface"), and 4,972,470 ("Programmable Connector"). All of the patents have now expired. For more information on Acticon, visit acticontech.com
About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and enforcement. GPC represents patent owners in patent enforcement and assertive licensing matters, and assists patent owners with patent infringement claims on a contingency basis. General Patent also provides IP advisory services such as IP valuation, IP strategy and IP management and patent brokerage. GPC is the oldest patent enforcement firm in the U.S., and is the managing member of Acticon. For more information, visit generalpatent.com